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Parallel Trails in Dust Plume off Libyan Coast

32.1N 20.0E

June 3rd, 2009 Category: Dust Storms

Dust off Libyan coast - May 30th, 2009

Dust off Libyan coast - May 30th, 2009

Plume of dust

Plume of dust

Dust particles float in the air over most of the Gulf of Sidra, off the coast of Libya.

Strong winds send a dense plume of dust offshore, below the southwestern end of the Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain) and the city of Benghazi.

In the close-up, distinct trails of dust particles form thick parallel lines within the plume.

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