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Sahara Dust Storm

A dust storm spanned hundreds of kilometers over the Sahara Desert and the Sahel in late April 2010.
Sahara Dust Storm
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Sahara Dust Storm

Resembling the arc of a solar prominence, a bulb of dust curves over the Atlantic Ocean from western Africa in this true-color image from April 22, 2010.

Published Apr 29, 2010

Atmosphere Dust and Haze

Sahara Dust over the Canary Islands
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Sahara Dust over the Canary Islands

A thin layer of yellow-brown dust masks the Atlantic Ocean and the Canary Islands in this photo-like image, taken on April 28, 2010.

Published Apr 29, 2010

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze

Sahara Dust Storm
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Sahara Dust Storm

Acquired April 22, 2010, this natural-color image shows a dust plume spanning hundreds of kilometers in western Africa. A wall of dust appears to advance toward the southeast in Burkina Faso and Niger.

Published Apr 23, 2010

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze