A Large Dust Devil Skirts Across The Desert Floor

Grand Canyon, northwest Arizona

The hot summer days formed a rare vortex of dust also known as Dust Devil in the northwest of Arizona. The interesting phenomenon was captured on camera in Grand Canyon, Arizona and shared on 11th July. Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument said:” Swirling updrafts under an otherwise clear sky formed this intense dust devil. ” They also explained: “The rapidly rising air is stretched vertically making the mass of dust move closer to the axis of rotation. This stretching intensifies the spinning effect as hot air is sucked from the ground surface into the bottom of the whirlwind forming a vortex.” Dust devils are usually harmless, but occasionally they can cause some damage to both people and property.

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