Earth Images • Earth.com
IMAGE OF THE DAY
05-18-2022
Iraq faces an increasing number of severe dust storms
Today's Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a severe dust storm in Iraq. Dust storms are most common in this region in the late spring and summer, triggered by seasonal winds such as the “shamal” that blows in from the northwest.  In the past two weeks in the Middle East, poor air quality from two major storms has sent thousands of people to the hospital for asthma and other respiratory diseases. "The skies above Baghdad, Najaf, Sulaimaniyah, and other cities...
Read more...
News coming your way
The biggest news about our planet delivered to you each day