A thick band of haze crossed the Yellow Sea, Korean Peninsula, and Sea of Japan on October 9, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the pollution appears as a dingy plume of grey-beige, so thick in places that it completely obscures the view of the underlying land or water. At least some of this haze may have resulted from fires on Borneo and Sumatra.
NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.