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Dust Plumes over the Mediterranean Sea

Colored Rains Often Begin with Dust
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Colored Rains Often Begin with Dust

Saharan storms can send plumes of dust drifting north toward Europe. Precipitation helps pull the particles down, sometimes creating bizarre shades of rain and snow that have attracted attention for millennia.

Published Jun 6, 2013

Image of the Day Atmosphere Dust and Haze

Dust Plumes over the Mediterranean Sea
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Dust Plumes over the Mediterranean Sea

Dust was lofted from Africa toward Europe on May 29, 2013.

Published May 29, 2013

Atmosphere Dust and Haze