We’ve had some great sunsets lately, but these beautiful paintings come at a cost. Smoke from at least 80 wildfires in 13 US states and western Canada seeps into the upper atmosphere and is visible throughout much of the Midwest and even the eastern third of the country.
On Tuesday (7/20) morning, the Bootleg Fire in Oregon burned 388,000 acres and is only about 30% contained, according to ABC News.
YouTuber SXS Fury shared spectacular drone footage 1,600 feet above Mid-Michigan. The intention was to capture a beautiful misty sunset on Monday, July 19, but the excessive smoke from the wildfires actually cut off the view.
The drone footage (in the video below) appears to come from an agricultural country in the heart of Mid-Michigan. If you’ve been to this area of Michigan before, you know that the hazy, smoky atmosphere (as you might equate to a large metropolitan area) is definitely an anomaly. Mid-Michigan is known for its pristine beauty and crystal-clear skies that you can breathe all day long.
In the United States, at least 40 million people are currently suffering from poor air quality due to forest fires.
This tweet from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations shows how smoke from wildfires has filtered through much of the contiguous United States.
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