Dust Over the Aral Sea • Earth.com

Last update: June 18th, 2019 at 2:00 am

On April 18, 2003, strong southwesterly winds were blowing dust and sand from the deserts of Kazakhstan out over the Aral Sea. The above true-color image of the dust plume was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument, flying aboard NASA?s Aqua spacecraft.

Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC.

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