Dust Storm over the Mediterranean Sea
Southwesterly winds sent a cloud of Saharan dust out of Egypt and across the eastern Mediterranean Sea in March 2014. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image on March 2, 2014. The dust grounded planes and triggered air quality warnings in Israel, according to media reports. In Cyprus, dust levels were five times higher than normal.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.