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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of dust from North Africa swirling over the Mediterranean Sea on May 29, 2013.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of dust from North Africa swirling over the Mediterranean Sea on May 29, 2013.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Remember, you are dust and to dust you will return.

Remember, you are dust and to dust you will return.

all riding point - cowboys

all riding point - cowboys

These amazing (and eerie) pictures are from the major dust storm that took place in Phoenix, Arizona on the evening of July 5, 2012.  Dust storms are a normal thing in Arizona but this one was so big that the local weather station called it a “100 year storm”.  The storm had wind speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and brought visibility to near zero.  The dust storm covered about 100 miles and the dust reached heights of 5,000 feet, almost a mile.
HH:  This is not so far from my house.  I remember that one because it was so wide.
Source:  http://www.unfinishedman.com/pictures-of-a-dust-storm-in-phoenix-arizona/

These amazing (and eerie) pictures are from the major dust storm that took place in Phoenix, Arizona on the evening of July 5, 2012.  Dust storms are a normal thing in Arizona but this one was so big that the local weather station called it a “100 year storm”.  The storm had wind speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and brought visibility to near zero.  The dust storm covered about 100 miles and the dust reached heights of 5,000 feet, almost a mile.

HH:  This is not so far from my house.  I remember that one because it was so wide.

Source:  http://www.unfinishedman.com/pictures-of-a-dust-storm-in-phoenix-arizona/

Car Window Dust Art  - Saguaros

Car Window Dust Art  - Saguaros

Read the Magic -  Luca Gerda Laszlo

Read the Magic -  Luca Gerda Laszlo

Dance in the Dust - by SofiG

Dance in the Dust - by SofiG

Zebra mare’s relaxing roll raises dust

Zebra mare’s relaxing roll raises dust

Dust Bath for an Ostrich

Dust Bath for an Ostrich

I dreamed of the Calima (Calima, a dust wind originating in the Saharan Air Layer) last night. It was the name of the horse I was riding in my dream - so I went to find a photo of it this afternoon
For those of you who haven’t see one before the satellite photo is a great example of how the dust moves. It starts in Africa and moves across the Atlantic. As it crosses the islands the heat gets held in by the dust and it is therefore very hot.
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Giant duststorm sweeps off coast of Africa into the Atlantic Ocean (theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com)

I dreamed of the Calima (Calima, a dust wind originating in the Saharan Air Layer) last night. It was the name of the horse I was riding in my dream - so I went to find a photo of it this afternoon

For those of you who haven’t see one before the satellite photo is a great example of how the dust moves. It starts in Africa and moves across the Atlantic. As it crosses the islands the heat gets held in by the dust and it is therefore very hot.

Sandstorm Coming 11-04-2011 4:30 p.m. - Phoenix, Arizona

Sandstorm Coming 11-04-2011 4:30 p.m. - Phoenix, Arizona

A long dirt road - Kenya

A long dirt road - Kenya

Somalia
Somali refugees lead their herds of goats home for the night, inside Dagahaley Camp, outside Dadaab, Kenya, Sunday, July 10, 2011. U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres said Sunday that drought-ridden Somalia is the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world after meeting with refugees who endured unspeakable hardship to reach the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. Rebecca Blackwell / AP

Somalia

Somali refugees lead their herds of goats home for the night, inside Dagahaley Camp, outside Dadaab, Kenya, Sunday, July 10, 2011. U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres said Sunday that drought-ridden Somalia is the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world after meeting with refugees who endured unspeakable hardship to reach the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. Rebecca Blackwell / AP


Country Road Series - Farmer’s pick-up truck raising some Arizona dust

Country Road Series - Farmer’s pick-up truck raising some Arizona dust

Horse Running - Miguel Vidal/REUTERS
A wild horse runs before being rounded up during the “Rapa Das Bestas” traditional event in the Spanish north-western village of Sabucedo July 7, 2007. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal (SPAIN)

Horse Running - Miguel Vidal/REUTERS

A wild horse runs before being rounded up during the “Rapa Das Bestas” traditional event in the Spanish north-western village of Sabucedo July 7, 2007. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal (SPAIN)