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12-03-04, 00:04
Near the city of Durango in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains, strong winds picked up bright orange dust and carried it in a streak across central Mexico's high central deserts toward the city of Monterrey. Monterrey lies over 500 kilometers away on the far side of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains, beyond the scope of this true-color Aqua MODIS image from March 3, 2004. High clouds obscure the bottom right portion of the image from sight, while throughout the rest of the image tiny red dots mark locations where MODIS detected fires.


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12-03-04, 00:15
Helluva skidmark...