Dust over Cape Verde Islands

Dust over Cape Verde Islands
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The skies over Cape Verde were slightly tinged a light brown as African desert dust blew overhead on March 18, 2002. This true-color image of the event was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.

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  • Data Date:

    March 18, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    March 18, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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