Satellite View of the Dust Storm over Sydney - The Intrepid

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Satellite View of the Dust Storm over Sydney

Dust Storm Sydney Satellite

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.

Australia Dust Storm Satellite Image
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.

Sydney Dust Storm Radar
A radar image of the dust storm from earlier today.

Sydney Dust Storm Hell
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.


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