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Sandstorm over Qatar

Position of center of photo (Lat/Long): [24.84713/51.20650]

Sandstorm over Qatar

Map: Sandstorm over QatarThis striking photograph shows a massive sandstorm sweeping over the Persian Gulf state of Qatar as it races southward toward southeastern Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on February 15, 2004. A major upper-level, low-pressure system over southwestern Asia led to a series of storms sweeping through the area. The crew of the International Space Station acquired this image with a digital camera using a 50-mm lens.
Source of material: NASA

Further information: WikiPedia article on Sandstorm over Qatar

Last Update: 2011-03-30