STS045-83-18
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Spacecraft nadir point: 36.8° N, 16.5° E

Photo center point: 35.0° N, 13.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: Southwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 161 nautical miles (298km)
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STS045-83-018, STS045-76-009, STS045-611-026: Mediterranean Dust
Storm STS045-83-018: The light-colored area (center--southern
Tunisia) can be seen here as the source of dust plumes. These
contributed to a large outbreak of wind-blown dust which ori-
ginated mainly in the western Sahara blowing northeast. Photo
STS045-76-009 shows that this same area of southern Tunisia was
not a contributor to the larger dust storm--seen in one corner of
the view--at other times during the mission. STS045-611- 026:
this great panorama shows the Mediterranean dust storm reaching
almost as far east as the Nile delta, with a subsidiary arm mov-
ing north up the Levantine coast over Israel and Lebanon. The
island of Cyprus, center right, can be seen modifying the flow
dust- laden air.