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Saharan Dust Over the Eastern Mediterranean
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Saharan Dust Over the Eastern Mediterranean

April 4, 2013
A thin band of tan dust swept along the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea on April 27, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image. The countries shown here are, clockwise from the top, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel and Palestine, Lebanon, and the island of Cyprus. Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC