Thunderstorms and dust invade the Bahamas • Earth.com

Last update: December 1st, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows thunderstorms developing over Andros Island in the Bahamas.

Features of the shallow sea floor known as the Great Bahama Bank are also visible in the photograph. 

In the distance beyond the storms, the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean are covered by a dull brown layer of dust from the Sahara Desert.

Two days before this photo was taken, the same dust mass was so large that it completely obscured the ocean from view for hundreds of miles, according to NASA.

The image was captured on June 23, 2020 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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