Blowing dust off the coast of Australia

May 8th, 2020 |

Himawari-8 True Color RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

Himawari-8 True Color RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

JMA Himawari-8 True Color Red-Green-Blue (RGB) images created using Geo2Grid (above) showed a cloud of dust moving southeastward off the coast of Victoria and New South Wales, Australia on 08 May 20120.

A more subtle signature of the airborne dust (shades of pink) was seen in a longer animation of Himawari-8 Dust RGB images (below), which included nighttime periods prior to and after the True Color image sequence.

Himawari-8 Dust RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

Himawari-8 Dust RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

The dust cloud was also apparent in a Suomi NPP VIIRS True Color RGB image as viewed using RealEarth (below).

Suomi NPP VIIRS True Color RGB image [click to enlarge]

Suomi NPP VIIRS True Color RGB image [click to enlarge]