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Plume of Dust Sweeping from Egypt Across Cyprus – April 10th, 2013

33.6N 32.8E

April 10th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

Egypt – April 8th, 2013

A plume of dust sweeps over the coast of Egypt, veiling the Nile Delta and the Sinai Peninsula, and northwards over the Mediterranean Sea, over and past Cyprus to Turkey (visible at the top of the full image). Middle Eastern countries on the east coast of the sea, such as Israel, are also being affected. More frequent dust storms are a sign of desertification and climate change.

Dust Framing Eastern Shore of Mediterraean Sea

34.3N 33.0E

April 2nd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Eastern Mediterranean – April 1st, 2013

While the end of March saw a large dust storm blowing off the coast of Libya and over the Mediterranean (click here for previous image), the beginning of April saw a different thick dust plume covering the Mediterranean, this type from Egypt. Here, the dust can be seen blowing over the eastern part of the Nile Delta and the Sinai Peninsula before following the curve of the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, by countries such as Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey, before being pushed back towards Egypt once again.

Dust Over Sinai Peninsula and Nile Delta, Egypt

30.7N 32.5E

April 1st, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Egypt – April 1st, 2013

A thick plume of dust blows across Egypt, covering much of the Nile River Delta, as well as the Suez Canal and most of the Sinai Peninsula, before arching far northwards over the Mediterranean Sea. Air currents then curve the dust plume back southward towards the fertile delta region.

Dust Over Iraq and Syria

33.5N 36.3E

March 23rd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Middle East – March 23rd, 2013

A plume of dust hangs over Iraq, near the border with Syria, on the right side of this image. The dust spreads southward over the Arabian Peninsula, but does not reach west to the mountainous Sinai Peninsula and Egypt (left). A more frequent recurrence of dust storms can be a sign of desertification and climate change.

Haze Over Eastern Mediterranean from Egypt to Israel/Palestine Shoreline

31.0N 32.5E

January 25th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Rivers

Egypt – January 17th, 2013

A cloud of smoky haze hangs over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, from the edge of the Nile Delta and Suez Canal, in Egypt, past the coastline of the Sinai Peninsula, to the shores of Israel/Palestine. Inland, a stark contrast can be observed between the green of the Nile Delta and Nile River Valley, as well as the Faiyum Oasis (lower left), and the mostly desert terrain flanking the river and on the peninsula.

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