Thick smoke from area forest fires filled the sky over much of central Alaska yesterday and was captured in this iamge from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) on June 18, 2002.
This SeaWiFS image also shows dark brown water around the Yukon River Delta. Farther offshore between the delta and St Lawrence Island, the water becomes so highly absorbing in the visible part of the spectrum that the water looks black in this image.
Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA GSFC, and ORBIMAGE
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