Desert dust over the Red Sea • Earth.com

Last update: October 15th, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Egyptian desert dust suspended in the air over the Red Sea.

The source of the dust plume was identified as the delta of the Egyptian river Khor Baraka, as it consists primarily of exposed sand and clay.

This image was captured by an astronaut on board the International Space Station 340 miles from the ground.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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