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Dust Storm over the Red Sea

Dust Storm over the Red Sea

The dust plume that blew off the coast of Sudan on June 21, 2006, had petered out a day later. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture on June 22. In this image, the dust plume has dissipated and heads southward over the Red Sea toward the coasts of Eritrea and Yemen. Largely opaque the day before, the dust plume is now thin enough to show the ocean’s surface.

NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the Goddard Earth Sciences DAAC.