A satellite view of the dust storm that's crippled southeastern Australia and turned the skies over Sydney orangey-red. More images after the break.
Compiled from images from BBC News.
The storm started when a cold front mixed with strong winds picked up topsoil from the dried-out Lake Eyre basin and swept it across New South Wales.
A radar image of the dust storm from earlier today.
The view into Hell from the laundry room. Photo by Mezza.
Already, photographers across Sydney have taken hundreds of spellbinding photos. I think this one is my favourite so far—the contrast is amazing.
The dust storm also plunged the small town of Broken Hill, Australia into complete darkness.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
By Stephen M.