Dust Storm Over the Upper Nile
May 20, 2004
Large plumes of dust blew over the Nile River in northeastern Sudan on May 18, 2004. The Nile River is the dark, meandering ribbon that enters the upper lefthand side of this scene and runs southward down through the left center and wends its ways toward the bottom lefthand corner. The dust storms are the golden-brown smudges running horizontally across the center of the image. The plumes extend for hundreds of kilometers and appear to be traveling toward Sudan's east coast and the Red Sea (upper right).