Dust Storm Over the Mediterranean Sea
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Dust Storm Over the Mediterranean Sea

March 8, 2007

A dust storm, likely originating in the Sahara Desert, swept across the Mediterranean Sea on February 24, 2007. The MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the dust appears as an undulating swath of tan over the dark ocean water.

The storm also clouds skies over Lebanon, Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, and Egypt. (Country borders are denoted by black lines.) Even through a layer of dust, however, the Nile Delta still sports a lush green hue, in contrast to its largely arid surroundings.

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