Last update: December 13th, 2019 at 8:00 am
Saudi Arabian dust blew over Bahrain, Qatar, and the Persian Gulf. The MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the dust appears as a pale beige arc moving in a clockwise direction.
Although the dust is thin along the margins of the plume, near the center of the arc, it is thick enough to almost completely hide the island nation of Bahrain.
Bahrain is between the peninsular country of Qatar (near the center) and Saudi Arabia (left). Kuwait is near the top center of the image. Iran is in the top right corner, and the United Arab Emirates are in the lower right. Black lines denote country borders.