View from space: A cloudy, dusty day in Kuwait
NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image of a thick veil of dust spanning hundreds of kilometers over parts of the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf on April 5, 2013. Clouds hovered over the dust, especially over Kuwait. According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, which published this image earlier today, dust storms are frequent natural hazards for Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia due to fine sediments from dry riverbeds and lakebeds, and sand seas. They said that, today, clouds might have been associated with a weather front stirred the dust.
Bottom line: Image from NASA’s Aqua satellite showing dust over the Arabian Peninsula on April 5, 2013.