Smoke from wildfires in Alaska has traveled thousands of kilometers across the Northern Hemisphere to the Labrador Sea off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The smoke appears as gray swirls in the bottom right quadrant of the image. The image is from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on July 19, 2004.
Smoke from large forest fires in Alaska has made the rounds across several parts of the Northern Hemisphere since the fires began in mid-June 2004. In this scene, smoke is spreading southward along the western arc of the Alaska Range Mountains and the Alaska Peninsula.