The smoke from US West Coast wildfires is visible from nearly 1 million miles away (photo)


NASA’s EPIC camera aboard the NOAA Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft captured this photo on Sept. 9, 2020. A thick pall of smoke from the West Coast wildfires hovers over the Pacific Ocean, just off the West Coast. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

The smoke wafting from the wildfires raging across the Western United States is a wrenching sight, even from nearly a million miles away.

NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) captured a dramatic shot of the smoke on Wednesday (Sept. 9), showing a huge gray-brown smudge hovering over the Pacific Ocean just off the West Coast. 



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