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The Sea-viewing Wide field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) captured this
true color scene of dust streaming from the
deserts along the southwestern coast of Africa
into the Atlantic ocean on June 6, 2000.
In late February and early March 2000 much larger
dust storms swept dust from the Sahara desert all
the way to Mexico and the East Coast of the United States.
Provided by the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.