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Cloud Vortex North of Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula

March 13th, 2009 Category: Clouds

Morocco - March 5th, 2009

Morocco - March 5th, 2009

Ras Nouadhibou is a 40-mile peninsula or headland in the African coast of the Atlantic Ocean by the Tropic of Cancer. The Gulf of Arguin lies south of the peninsula.

This thin stretch of land is divided between Mauritania and Western Sahara. On the western side, lies the Sahrawi town of Lagouira; on the eastern side, less than a mile from the border, lies Mauritania’s Nouadhibou (formerly Port Etienne).

It is internationally known as Cap Blanc in French or Cabo Blanco in Spanish (both meaning “White Cape”).

Towards the bottom, some sands can be seen blowing across Mauritania’s desert and into the Atlantic Ocean.

Off the Moroccan shore, near the top, a cloud vortex is visible above the dark waters of the Atlantic.

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