Dust Storm over the Persian Gulf • Earth.com

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Dust lingered in the skies over the Persian Gulf on May 18, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this image one day after a dust storm started over Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and Iraq. In this image, buff-colored plumes of dust sweep from northwest to southeast over the water.

Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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