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IMAGE OF THE DAY
10-27-2021
Large dust plumes stream off the coast of Greenland
Today's Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows dust storms blowing westward of the coast of Greenland. According to NASA, the dust in this image is actually glacial silt or “flour” - the dusty remains of rock that has been ground to powder by flowing glaciers. The silt is lightweight and can be easily lifted into the air. The photograph was captured on October 18, 2021 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite. At this...
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