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June 10, 2015JPEG
Smoke from wildfires in Canada made its way into the United States. On June 10, 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color view of the smoke plume as it passed over the Mid-Atlantic region.
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Kathryn Hansen.
A plume of smoke from wildfires burning in Canada reached the eastern United States.
In 2015, some forests in North America faced unusually severe outbreaks of fire.
An unusually thick plume of smoke from wildfires in Alberta, Canada, wafted across U.S. Midwest and eastern states.
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Fires in Quebec, Canada, are the likely source.
Acquired July 25, 2011, this natural-color image shows smoke from wildfires blowing eastward across Canada.
As satellites observed, an intense wildfire in Quebec, Canada, lofted smoke high into the atmosphere in June 2013. Winds then drove the smoke across the Atlantic Ocean all the way to Europe.