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Dust Plume over the Red Sea
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Dust Plume over the Red Sea

May 2, 2013
Dust blew off the coasts of Sudan and Eritrea on June 7, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. This image shows the tan plume of dust billowing off the arid land surface and over the Red Sea, forming an arc that heads southeast. Overhead, opaque white clouds clutter the sky. Credit: NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. The Rapid Response Team provides daily images of this region.