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Dust Storm over Arabian Peninsula Waning

February 16th, 2009 Category: Dust Storms

Dust storm over Middle East - February 16th, 2009

Dust storm over Middle East - February 16th, 2009

The dust storm that has been affecting the Arabian Peninsula over the last week appears to be waning.

Sands are still visible blowing from Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, over the Gulf of Oman (right) and the Persian Gulf (left), towards Iran (above).

However, the dust cloud appears less dense than several days ago (see here).

By opening the full image, it is possible to see the entire coastlines of Oman, Yemen and Somalia.

The southeastern shoreline of Oman is now very clear, whereas a couple of days earlier it was veiled by dense swirls of sand (see here).

There is still some dust over the Gulf of Aden, between Somalia and Yemen.

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