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Plume of Dust Blowing Over Sudan and Red Sea

19.7N 36.4E

June 27th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Lakes, Rivers

Dust by Red Sea – June 26th, 2012

A plume of dust blows out over the Red Sea, extending from near the Sudan-Egypt border, to the coast of Sudan, across the Red Sea and over to the Saudi Arabia. In the full image, the Nile River can be seen flowing through Lake Nasser, on the Sudan-Egypt border, northwards towards its delta on the Mediterranean Sea.

The plume was thick enough to hide much of the water surface below. A network of rivers stretches over much of eastern Sudan, and the fine sediments from these waterways might have contributed to the plume over the Red Sea. Some of the dust might also have originated farther inland.

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