NASA Photo Shows Wildfire Smoke Floating Over Atlantic Ocean

Aug 31, 2015

Monday's crisp and clear air is a welcome relief after weeks of wildfire smoke fumigated valleys around Idaho. The real-time monitor from the Department of Environmental Quality shows just how much things have improved, even in places where fires are still raging.

But the smoke that's plagued much of the West is now making an appearance in a far-flung place: over the Atlantic Ocean. NASA posted this picture taken from the Terra satellite, which shows Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick underneath the swirling smoke.

The fact that the smoke traveled across the entire country to rest over the Atlantic is a reminder of just how hard it is to escape the impacts of wildfire, even after your scratchy throat goes away (cough cough).

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