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Dust Blowing Over Gulf of Aden and Off Socotra

12.5N 47.3E

July 25th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms

Gulf of Aden - July 21st, 2011

Dust blows over the Gulf of Aden, between the Arabian Peninsula (above) and the Horn of Africa (below). It is thickest near the left edge, by the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait leading to the Red Sea.

Two particularly interesting dust plumes can be seen blowing northeastward off the island of Socotra, belonging to Yemen. It lies some 240 kilometres (150 mi) east of the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometres (240 mi) south of the Arabian Peninsula.

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