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Crete and Dust Plume Over Libya’s Gulf of Sidra

31.9N 19.5E

July 19th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms

Libya and Crete - July 14th, 2011

The island of Crete can be observed at the top center of this image, near of Libya. It is the largest island in Greece, located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea separating the Aegean from the Libyan Sea. The island has an elongated shape, spanning 260 km (160 mi) from east to west.

Moving south to Libya, a light dust plume can be seen blowing offshore, over the Gulf of Sidra, near the center left edge. The gulf is a body of water in the Mediterranean Sea on the northern coast of Libya, measuring 273 miles (439 km) from the promontory of Boreum (now Ras Teyonas) on the East side to the the promontory of Cephalae (Ras Kasr Hamet) on the West.

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