Astronaut Bob Behnken captured from ISS the Saharan dust cloud reaching northern Venezuela. As introduced in No. 1061, sand dust from Sahara Desert travels 5,000km over the Atlantic Ocean to reach the Amazon rainforests of South America. It is interesting to note that Amazon forest’s growth more or less relies on Sahara Desert.

Credit: Bob Behnken, NASA

Reference: Bob Behnken’s Tweet
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