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Dust Storm in Southwest Asia

Dust Storm in Southwest Asia

A day after it started, a dust storm in southwest Asia had spread westward. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on November 15, 2007. Whereas the storm had barely affected Turkmenistan the day before, it swept into the country on November 15. As it had on the previous day, this dust storm failed to reach over mountaintops in Tajikistan and northern Afghanistan, as evidenced by the mountain peaks poking through the beige haze of dust near the right edge of this picture.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.