NASA’s Terra satellite captured from ISS the dust storm spreading th the Atlantic Ocean from South Africa and Namibia. The sky of the city of Alexander Bay turned red on this day due to a thick plume of dust.

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For reference, as introduced in No.116: Dust from Africa, according to NASA, dust from west coast of Africa travels 5,000km over the Atlantic Ocean to reach the Amazon rainforests of South America, and provides essential nutrients such as phosphorous for Amazon soils.

Reference: Dust Streams from Southwestern Africa (NASA Earth Observatory)
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