Saharan Dust off West Africa •

Last update: June 20th, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Saharan dust is billowing out over western Africa and yellowing the skies over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands (usually bottom left) in these true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images from January-March 2003. In some images, fires have been detected in West Africa and are marked with red dots.

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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