Canadian Wildfire Smoke Over The Great Lakes As Seen From Orbit

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Fire Over The Great Lakes

The smoke that is billowing from the wildfires currently plaguing Canada have taken the jet stream express into the United States.

This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on July 5, 2015, and shows the smoke bringing hazy conditions over the Great Lakes.

Residents of the areas affected by the smoke are on notice that sunsets will be much redder and more orange for the next few days. The reason? The size of the smoke particles is just right for filtering out other colors meaning that red, pink and orange colors can be seen more vividly in the sky. More orange and red sunsets are Monday night and for Tuesday's sunrise.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Larger image

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