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Dust Storm Blowing Across China

Image captured on 15 March 2021, by the VIIRS instrument, aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite.

Dust Storm from the Gobi Desert on 15 March 2021 (Suomi NPP/VIIRS)

True color image of a dust storm from the Gobi Desert blowing across China. This image was acquired on 15 March 2021 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. Note the light brown dust/sand in the center of the image and dust visible in the swirling clouds. Also view the high aerosol index associated with the dust. The weather bureau has called it the biggest sandstorm in a decade (Reuters).

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