Sand storm over Canary Islands

Sand storm over Canary Islands

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Caption: Sand storm. True-colour satellite image of a sand storm from the Sahara Desert, Africa (right), over the Canary Islands (centre to centre left) in the Atlantic Ocean. North is at top. Arid areas are brown, water is blue and clouds are white. Large plumes of wind-borne dust and sand extend into the Atlantic Ocean. Image taken on 22 April 2002 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite.

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