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Arch of Dust from Morocco to Iberian Peninsula and Ship Tracks

31.9N 13.1W

June 25th, 2012 Category: Clouds, Dust Storms

Dust by Spain and Morocco - June 25th, 2012

A large arch of dust can be seen blowing northwestward over Morocco (lower right quadrant), off the coast of western Africa and over the Canary Islands (center of bottom edge), then curving northeastward towards the Iberian Peninsula (upper right quadrant). Also of note in the upper right quadrant are ship tracks, visible as three roughly parallel lines radiating outwards from a single point near the top edge. Ship tracks are clouds that form around the exhaust released by ships into the still ocean air.

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