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Dust Over Red Sea Reaching Dahlak Archipelago

15.8N 40.2E

April 11th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea - April 10th, 2012

A plume of dust blows across the Red Sea, between Saudi Arabia (upper right) and Sudan (left) and Eritrea (bottom center, by shoreline). The dust reaches the¬†Dahlak Archipelago (Ge’ez), an island group located in the Red Sea near Massawa, Eritrea. It consists of two large and 124 small islands.

Visible on the opposite side of the side, unaffected by the dust, are the Farasan Islands, a large coral island group in the Red Sea, belonging to Saudi Arabia. It is located some 40 km offshore from Jizan, in the far southwestern part of the country. The largest island of the archipelago is Farasan Island; others include Sajid Island and Zufaf Island.

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