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Dust Storm out of Northern Africa

Dust Storm out of Northern Africa

A thick streamer of pale dust sweeps across the Mediterranean Sea in this image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on March 20, 2007. The dust casts a thin beige veil over the lush green vegetation lining the banks of Egypt’s Nile River and its fan-shaped delta. The river of dust passes by the island of Crete (left edge) and reaches the shores of Turkey (top).

NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.