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Massive Wall of Smoke on U.S. West Coast – Easily Visible From 1 Million Miles Away From Earth
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Massive Wall of Smoke on U.S. West Coast – Easily Visible From 1 Million Miles Away From Earth

September 9, 2020

Wildfires proceed to rage within the western United States. On September 9, 2020, the Reasonable Decision Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on (*1*)NASA’s Terra satellite tv for pc captured this natural-color picture of thick smoke streaming from a line of intense fires in Oregon and California. Many communities within the area are going through extraordinarily poor and typically hazardous air high quality.

September 9, 2020

The smoke was so thick and widespread that it was simply seen from 1.5 million kilometers (1 million miles) away from Earth. When NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Digital camera (EPIC) on NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite tv for pc acquired the picture beneath, giant areas of Oregon, California, and the northeastern Pacific Ocean had been obscured by smoke.

NASA Earth Observatory photographs by Lauren Dauphin, utilizing MODIS information from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview and information from DSCOVR EPIC.

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