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Dust Storm Spreads from Africa to Middle East

February 12th, 2009 Category: Dust Storms

Dust Storm in Africa and Middle East - February 11th, 2009

Dust Storm in Africa and Middle East - February 11th, 2009

Close-up of sands over Syria

Close-up of sands over Syria

Close-up of sands over Egypt

Close-up of sands over Egypt

An intense dust storm is spreading sands from Africa to the Middle East. In the main image, strong winds carry sand from Egypt, over the Mediterranean Sea, and into Jordan, Syria and Iraq.

To see the entire image at full resolution, please click here.

The first close-up gives a detailed look at the sands blowing across the shoreline. The ridged pattern, visible both over land and above the sea, is caused by the granules in the wind.

The second close-up focuses on the strong wind blowing the sand over Syria.

Sands over Sudan

Sands over Sudan

Sands over Saudi Arabia

Sands over Saudi Arabia

The final two images depict the more southern portion of the storm, which covers Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, parts of Ethiopia and Sudan.

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