Dust Over Caspian Sea – July 9th, 201039.5N 53.2E
A plume of dust blows diagonally northwestward from the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea. The dust originates on or near the peninsula on which the city of Hazar is situated. Hazar is in Turkmenistan, part of the Balkan Province, formerly Çeleken (also written Cheleken).
Also visible above the plume is Karabogas Bay, upper right, a shallow inundated depression in the northwestern corner of Turkmenistan that forms a bay on the Caspian Sea.
Most of the eastern shoreline of the sea appears lined with greenish sediments, while the western shoreline is clearer. The southern shoreline is parallel to a green mountain range, the Alborz Mountains of Iran.