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Northern Egypt and Dust Blowing into Red Sea – May 15th, 2009

29.5N 32.3E

May 15th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Egypt - May 13th, 2009

Egypt - May 13th, 2009

Sand off Sinai Peninsula

Sand off Sinai Peninsula

To the north, the Nile River empties its waters into the Mediterranean Sea. The Egyptian land around the river and its mouth is green and fertile.

Further south, the waters of the Nile around the arid Aswan Dam area appear bright white due to sun glint.

Moving eastward towards Saudi Arabia, dust can be seen blowing off the Sinai Peninsula and nearby islands into the Red Sea. The close-up image shows wavelike ripples, caused by air currents, in the dust clouds.

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