Continuing the pattern from late November, haze collected over eastern China on December 3, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, gray haze hugs the low-lying coastal areas of eastern China, keeping away from the Taihang Shan Mountains in the west. One clear region in the lowlands is the area adjacent to the Yellow Sea. Fluffy white clouds fringe the region, perhaps related to a weather system contributing to trapping the haze.
NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. The Rapid Response Team provides daily images of this region.