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Dust Plume Originating in Libya Extends Over Mediterranean for Thousands of Kilometers

33.3N 19.6E

January 24th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Libya – January 21st, 2013

Dust from the Saharan Desert in Libya blew over the Gulf of Sidra (left) and the Mediterranean Sea in late January (click here for previous image). The plume extended roughly 1,110 kilometers (700 miles) to the north, reaching over the gulf, past the western end of the Jebel Akhdar range and across the Mediterranean Sea all the way to southern Italy.

Dust Over Gulf of Sidra, Haruj Volcanic Field and Jebel Akhdar Mountains, Libya

27.1N 17.4E

May 3rd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains, Volcanoes

Libya - April 28th, 2012

A light plume of dust archs over the Gulf of Sidra, off the coast of Libya. Visible parallel to the shoreline in the upper right quadrant is the Jebel Akhdar, a mountain range that appears dark brown and green in contrast with the tan desert terrain. Also contrasting with the surrounding desert is the Haruj volcanic field, appearing as a dark brown, roughly circular area in the lower left quadrant. In the full image, various lava flows can be discerned.