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Dust Storm over the Red Sea
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A thick plume of dust blew off the east coast of Sudan and over the Red Sea on June 21, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the dust plume blows off the coast and forms an arc headed toward the southeast. A dry salt lake sits along the coast of Sudan near the source point for this storm, and it may have contributed to the dust.