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Dust Storms Continue to Affect Northern Libya and Gulf of Sidra

31.8N 17.7E

March 25th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Libya – March 24th, 2013

Dust storms – occurring frequently in northern Libya since early March (click here for previous images) – continue to the country. Here, dust blows over the Gulf of Sidra, which measures 439 kilometres (273 mi) from one side to the other. The dust coming off the promontory of Ras Teyonas, on the East side,  blows northwestward, while off the promontory of Ras Kasr Hamet, on the West, it blows northeastward.

Dust Plume Over Gulf of Sidra, Libya

31.7N 20.0E

April 29th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Volcanoes

Libya - April 28th, 2012

A plume of dust blows off the coast of Libya, over the Gulf of Sidra. The dust is blowing off the western side of the promontory of Boreum, also known as Ras Teyonas, over the eastern part of the gulf. While most of the image is covered by the sands of the Libyan Desert, visible at the bottom edge is the darker brown Haruj Volcanic Field.