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Dust Over Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

11.8N 42.7E

July 1st, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust over Red Sea – June 26th, 2012

Dust hangs over the Red Sea (above) and the Gulf of Aden (right). While the cloud of dust is thicker over the former, interesting criss-cross patterns in the dust, caused by changes in wind direction, can be seen over the latter. The two bodies of water are connected by the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, a strait located between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, Djibouti and Eritrea, north of Somalia, in the Horn of Africa. The dust spreads over those neighboring countries as well.

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