Northern Egypt and Dust Blowing into Red Sea – May 15th, 200929.5N 32.3E
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.