Last update: June 18th, 2019 at 2:00 am
Strong winds originating out of China’s Mu Us Desert sent thick plumes of dust billowing eastward over and through passes in the Luliang Mountains on December 6, 2004. The true-color image above was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.
The MODIS instrument aboard Terra captured an image of this same event several hours earlier. The high resolution image available above is 500 meters per pixel. Copies of this scene are also available at additional resolutions.
Credit: NASA image courtesy MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at Goddard Space Flight Center