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Dust Storm over the Red Sea

Dust Storm over the Red Sea

Another dust storm blew off the coast of Sudan on July 4, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, a thick plume of tan dust blows off the coast, near the border with Eritrea, gradually fanning out as it moves over the Red Sea. Another plume blows off the coast of Sudan to the north.

NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides daily images of this region.