NASA captures sandstorm hitting Israel and the Middle East
This spectacular satellite image taken by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration - gives you an idea just how vast the storm now hitting Israel is.
September 9, 2015, 9:08 am
NASA publishes a spectacular image of the sandstorm sweeping Israel and the Middle East. Photo courtesy of NASA
Health warnings continue to abound as Israel wakes up to its second day of a dense desert sandstorm which swept in on Tuesday from Iraq and Syria.
The storm, made worse by rising temperatures, which are expected to reach 38 degrees centigrade in some areas today, has grounded internal flights, killed two people in Lebanon, and sent hundreds of Israelis to health centers for medical treatment. Israelis are being warned to stay indoors.
It may be unpleasant on the ground, but NASA – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, gave locals a beautiful bird’s eye view of the storm from space.
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Editor and Israel Director, Nicky Blackburn has worked extensively as a journalist and editor both in Britain and Israel for a range of national and international publications including The Cambridge Evening News, London News, Travel Weekly, Israel High Tech Investor, and The Times of London. She was the Associate Editor at LINK Israel’s Business and Technology Magazine, and the High-Tech Correspondent for The Jerusalem Post.