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Saharan Dust over Canary Islands

Saharan Dust over Canary Islands

A widespread plume of Saharan Desert dust (tan pixels) blew off the northwest coast of Africa and directly over the Canary Islands on February 3, 2004. A day later, the dust storm continued, as shown in this true-color image acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. This image is available in additional resolutions.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC