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Fires In Alaska and Northern Canada

 Fires In Alaska and Northern Canada

Thick smoke hung over eastern Alaska and northwestern Canada on June 27, 2004. The smoke is rising from several lightning-induced fires, which have been burning since mid-June. This image was captured by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) on the Orbview-2 satellite. Tan smoke colors the clouds over much of Alaska and down the coast of British Colombia.

Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE