Sudanese Dust Storm Blows Southwest into Democratic Republic of the Congo4.5N 25.1E
Over the last week, a dust storm originating in Sudan has been sending sand and dust particles throughout Africa.
First, winds carried the dust northeast through Ethiopia and Eritrea, towards the Red Sea. Then, westerly air currents began blowing a cloud of dust into Chad and the Central African Republic (click here for previous articles).
More recently, these winds have taken on a southwesterly direction, now carrying the dust through the Central African Republic and into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Upon opening the full image, the dust can be seen reaching from the Nile River in Sudan (top) to the northern and central regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The close-up shows dust swirling in the air above the Congo River.