Canadian Wildfire smoke imaged from a million mile away- the planet cries

NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) captured millions of miles of thick smoke from wildfires across the Northern Alberta region. 

Canadian Wildfire smoke imaged from a million mile away- the planet cries
NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite acquired this image on May 30, 2019


Canadian Wildfire smoke imaged from a million mile away- the planet cries

NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) captured millions of miles of thick smoke from wildfires across the Northern Alberta region. 

The Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning since 12th May and exploded to more than 1000 square miles across the forests of Canada. There have been reports of multiple other widespread fires.

The smoke has shrouded the neighbouring region and is so thick that it is visible in satellite images from space, which would be approximately a million miles away.

Smoke now officially covers 2.7 million square miles of North America, and the provinces continue to choke. 

The thick smoke has clouded a significant part of the American sky, and it is visible in satellite imagery. The images are shocking and raise an alert across states to evacuate and execute fire safety measures.

Due to the smoke, the sunlight coming appears to be red, and it “looks like living on Mars” in the words of residents.

The air quality across Alberta boasts at a 10+ signifying a very high health risk. It has created a living hell of choking smoke for people, especially asthma patients.  

The province of Alberta is at a Level 5 alert until further notice as images across from satellites continues to be a proof of the aftermath of an overheating planet.

smoke from Canadian wildfires covered millions of square miles of North America.

Wildfires are a severe risk with a very high potential in warm and dry regions. 

Images from across are surfacing with people showing their areas clouded in thick smoke. Satellite images show the scale at which the damage is happening, proving it is a severe cause of concern. 

The eight fires have spread over 3000 miles continue to blaze as the world watches it burn.