Huge Dust Storm Casts Martian Haze Over Franca, Brazil

Several cities in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo were blanketed in a thick reddish haze as a large dust storm passed through interior areas on Sunday, September 26.

Among the cities affected in the interior of Sao Paulo were Aracatuba, Barretos, and Ribeirao Preto, according to local reports. This footage was recorded along a central thoroughfare in Franca, Sao Paulo, where some of the worst conditions were reported.

Parts of the interior of Sao Paulo state have been stricken by drought this year, which, combined with heavy winds, contributed to Sunday’s severe dust storm, according to Brazil’s National Institute of Meteorology. Credit: Andréa Soares Moreira via Storyful

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