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Huge cloud of Saharan dust moving over the Mediterranean Sea into SE Europe

dust cloud italy se europe on april 24 2022 noaa-20 viirs

A huge cloud of Saharan dust is moving over the Mediterranean Sea into Italy and southeastern Europe on April 24, 2022.

The dust lifted off Algeria and Tunisia and started moving over the Mediterranean Sea on April 21 and 22.

sentinel-3 dust cloud over mediterranean sea on April 22, 2022
Image credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-3, ADAM Platform. Acquired on April 22, 2022

By April 23, it was over Sardinia and Corsica, as seen in the Sentinel-3 image below:

sentinel-3 dust cloud over corsica and sardinia on April 23 2022
Image credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-3, ADAM Platform. Acquired on April 23, 2022

On April 24, the cloud was well over Italy and southeastern Europe:

sentinel-3 dust cloud over italy and se europe on April 24, 2022
Image credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-3, ADAM Platform. Acquired on April 24, 2022
dust cloud italy se europe on april 24, 2022 noaa-20 viirs
Image credit: NOAA-20/VIIRS, The Watchers

Featured image credit: NOAA-20/VIIRS. The Watchers

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