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Plume of Dust Across Ethiopia and Sudan

14.7N 35.7E

December 27th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Ethiopia and Sudan – December 25th, 2012

Visible in the lower right hand corner of this image is Lake Tana, located in Amhara Region in the north-western Ethiopian Highlands. The lake is approximately 84 kilometers long and 66 kilometers wide, with a maximum depth of 15 meters, and an elevation of 1,840 meters. Near the lake is a plume of dust blowing towards the northwest, almost reaching the Nile River, which flows northward across Sudan on the left side of the image.

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