Dust over the Persian Gulf
Tan clouds of airborne dust obscured the Persian Gulf when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flew overhead on NASA’s Terra satellite to collect this image on January 7, 2005. The dust is blowing out of Iraq and Iran in the northwest where winds were reported to be blowing at 13 kilometers per hour (8 mph) near the coast. MODIS also detected a few scattered fires in the region, which have been marked with red dots.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.