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Dust Over Gulf of Sidra, Haruj Volcanic Field and Jebel Akhdar Mountains, Libya

27.1N 17.4E

May 3rd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains, Volcanoes

Libya - April 28th, 2012

A light plume of dust archs over the Gulf of Sidra, off the coast of Libya. Visible parallel to the shoreline in the upper right quadrant is the Jebel Akhdar, a mountain range that appears dark brown and green in contrast with the tan desert terrain. Also contrasting with the surrounding desert is the Haruj volcanic field, appearing as a dark brown, roughly circular area in the lower left quadrant. In the full image, various lava flows can be discerned.

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