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NASA Photo Shows How Far Wildfire Smoke Has Traveled

The wildfires in the western U.S. have produced a smoke cloud that covers almost 1 million square miles and has traveled 1,300 miles, as shown in the above NASA satellite image.



a close up of a snow covered slope: NASA


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The cloud was clearly visible from 1 million miles away and so thick that it obscured the view of California and the northern Pacific Ocean, as seen in the below images.



From a million miles away, NASA’s EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCVR satellite captured this imaging showing a smoke cloud hanging over California, and the northeastern Pacific Ocean. NASA


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From a million miles away, NASA’s EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCVR satellite captured this imaging showing a smoke cloud hanging over California, and the northeastern Pacific Ocean. NASA



a large waterfall: NASA’s Terra satellite captured this photo of a wall of smoke from the fires in California and Oregon on Sept. 9. NASA


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NASA’s Terra satellite captured this photo of a wall of smoke from the fires in California and Oregon on Sept. 9. NASA

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