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Dust over Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula and Canary Islands

August 11th, 2010 Category: Dust Storms

Canary Islands - July 30th, 2010

Dust blows across arid northwestern Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean and the Canary Islands, belonging to Spain. Most of the dust over the ocean is concentrated off the Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula, divided between Morocco/Western Sahara (north) and Mauritania (south).

Despite the veil of dust, the Canary Islands can be observed quite well in the full image. The islands from largest to smallest are: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa, Alegranza and MontaƱa Clara.

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