However, the majority of the image, was taken up by a humongous dust plume that is making its way across the heavens to North and South America. He shared the spectacular image on Twitter.
We flew over this Saharan dust plume today in the west central Atlantic. Amazing how large an area it covers! pic.twitter.com/JVGyo8LAXI— Col. Doug Hurley (@Astro_Doug) June 21, 2020
The dust is expected to hit the Caribbean this week as it was swept off the African continent during fierce winds.
The plume is then pushed by the wind into the Atlantic Ocean every three to five days.
According to CNN Meteorologist, Haley Brink, when the dust plume arrives on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, it will cause the sky to be a bit more milky and the air will be a lot drier.
Also while the massive amount of dust might cause a few issues for humans, you’ll be surprised to know that this is actually beneficial for the environment. How so?
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