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Spacecraft nadir point: 5.3° N, 12.9° W

Photo center point: 14.0° N, 16.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 210 nautical miles (389km)
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Image Caption: Airborne African dust regularly reaches northeastern South America and the Caribbean. Westward dust transport from the Sahara across the central Atlantic has been a common occurrence this spring, with major events visible in both satellite images and photographs. Cap Vert, the westernmost point of Senegal, is dimly visible beneath the dust mass (center); the Arquipelago dos Bijagos in Guinea Bissau lies opposite the mouth of the sediment-laden Rio Corubal.

This photo (ISS004-E-12080) was taken by the crew of the International Space Station on May 18, 2002, using a digital camera with a 35-mm lens.