Large sandstorm forms on the Mongolian plateau
A large sandstorm formed on the Mongolian plateau on March 21, 2023, bringing visibility at the border of China and Mongolia to less than 500 m (1 640 feet).
The sandstorm was a result of high-speed winds and a dry weather system that generated dust and sand, which were lifted from the surface of the Mongolian plateau and carried toward the border region and Beijing.
Featured image credit: JMA/NOAA/CIRA/Himawari, Zoom Earth, The Watchers. Acquired at 08:00 UTC on March 21, 2023
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