Dust Storm over Cyprus

Dust Storm over Cyprus

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image shows a large plume of dust (light brown pixels) blowing westward from Syria over the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This scene was acquired on October 19, 2002, by the MODIS sensor aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    October 19, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 21, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration