Potent dust storm in the Sahara Desert • Earth.com

Last update: August 19th, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at a strong dust storm whipping across the Sahara Desert.

In March 2018, the Sahara endured stronger and more frequent dust storms than usual. As a result, dust from the desert spread across Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic Ocean.

This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the Terra satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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