We analyze time series scans of the solar limb performed by the spectrometer SUMER on-board the SoHO satellite. The analyzed dataset consists of observations obtained in the C III 977 Å line. After applying the standard SUMER data reduction procedure, we perform a one line Gaussian fit to the profiles to obtain different parameters for each pixel within the scans. Studying the variations of the line width from the disk to the limb and off-limb we find that it increases off-limb and shows a peak at $\sim15\prime\prime above the limb. We suggest that this increase is due to the random directions of several spicules found along the line of sight.