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Large Dust Storm Spreads Sands over Africa

March 6th, 2009 Category: Dust Storms

Dust storm over Africa - March 5th, 2009

Dust storm over Africa - March 5th, 2009

Dust off southwestern coast of Africa

Dust off southwestern coast of Africa

Dust near west coast of Africa

Dust near west coast of Africa

Winds are spreading dust over much of northern and western Africa, probably spreading in a counter-clockwise direction.

The main image portrays dust blowing over Tunisia and Libya into the Mediterranean Sea. When the full image is opened, part of Italy is visible to the North.

Another image shows sand moving over Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea, before spreading off the western coast.

The final image depicts sands east of the aforementioned countries, as it blows over Nigeria, then off the southwestern shore.

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