Dust storm in the Sahara Desert

Dust storm in the Sahara Desert
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz

This MODIS image, acquired by the Terra satellite on May 10, 2006, shows a dust storm in the Sahara Desert in Africa. This dust storm spans several countries - the black lines denote country borders. The top left of the image shows a small piece of Algeria, and the border Algeria and Niger. At this border are the Ahaggar Mountains. East of Niger is Chad, and north east of Chad, at the top right corner of the image, is Libya.

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  • Data Date:

    May 10, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    May 11, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration