Thick clouds of desert dust were blowing over Pakistan (left) and India (right) at the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains on June 9, 2003. This image of the event was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite. The storm appears to be laying down a layer of dust on the snow-capped Himalayan peaks at top right. Red dots indicate active fire detections made by MODIS.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.