Saharan Dust over Italy • Earth.com

Last update: August 22nd, 2019 at 2:00 am

On July 16, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image of a river of Saharan dust streaming out over the Mediterranean Sea and northeastward to Italy.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC

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