Smog and Sand Over Beijing

Smog and Sand Over Beijing
  • Credit:

    Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory

Thick sand from one of eastern China’s famed sandstorms clouded the air over Beijing on April 17, 2006. The storm swept east from the border region between China and Mongolia and blanketed cities across China with gritty yellow sand. The storm was the eighth and worst such storm of 2006, reported the BBC.

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  • Data Date:

    April 17, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    April 19, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration