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Dust Over Gulf of Sidra, Libya – April 15th, 2012

31.4N 18.6E

April 15th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

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Dust from the Sahara Desert blows over the Gulf of Sidra, a body of water in the Mediterranean Sea on the northern coast of Libya. The gulf measures 439 kilometres (273 mi) from the promontory of Boreum (now Ras Teyonas) on the East side to the promontory of Cephalae (Ras Kasr Hamet) on the West. Shifting air currents have given the cloud of dust an uneven distribution, although it appears thicker to the west.

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