Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dust storm turns Sydney red

Today the biggest item on the news is a dust storm over Sydney. Visibility was reduced almost to 0 as a big cloud of red dust totally blanketed the city. I have compiled a short list of videos from YouTube so you can get the feel for what it was like… Sydney dust storm captured on videos.

Yesterday it was Canberra that looked a bit red-ish (the sky and anything on the ground) but conditions were not as severe. Overnight rain washed away the dirt so now the city is “as new” again. This image from NASA shows the dust cloud over Eastern Australia yesterday (from MODIS Aqua captured at 13:40 AEST 22/09/2009). You can see in top left corner what “hit” Sydney today…

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another picture from NASA: