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Dust Storm Blows Swirls of Sand off South Arabian Peninsula Coast

March 4th, 2009 Category: Dust Storms

Dust storm over Arabian Peninsula - March 4th, 2009

Dust storm over Arabian Peninsula - March 4th, 2009

Detail of sand swirl

Detail of sand swirl

A dust storm continues to hit the southern Arabian Peninsula, including the countries of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Oman.

Upon opening the full image, sand can be seen blowing off the southern coast of the peninsula from the Gulf of Aden (left), although it does not appear to reach across to Somalia (bottom left), to the Gulf of Oman (top right).

Dust does not appear to be blowing, on the other hand, over the Persian Gulf (top left) to Iran (top).

In the close-up image, swirling sands show the direction of air currents just off the coast of Yemen and Oman.

Please click here for previous articles regarding this dust storm.

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