Saharan Dust over the Mediterranean Sea


Saharan Dust

On February 1, 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite acquired this image of a large dust plume from North Africa that swept northeast over Mediterranean Sea.

According to an NPR news blog, the dust interrupted ferry traffic and flights, and turned the sky orange in Istanbul (north of this image).

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