The Korean peninsula (left) shows a beige dust partially obscuring the East Coast of North Korea in this satellite image. An vertically oblong phytoplankton bloom occupies the lower third on the right in the sea of Japan, which is otherwise a dark blue, it is partially obscured by dust.

A Wall of Dust Over the Korean Peninsula

Every spring, satellites observe thick plumes of dust streaming from the Gobi Desert over East Asia. View the full story

Credits: NASA Earth Observatory / Michala Garrison