Saharan Dust off West Africa • Earth.com

Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Saharan dust is billowing out over western Africa and yellowing the skies over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands (bottom left) in the true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from January 26, 2003.

Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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