Dust Over Red Sea and Gulf of Aden11.8N 42.7E
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.