Satellite Images: California Fires From Space

September 2, 2020

Since Aug. 15, hun­dreds of light­ning-sparked fires across Cal­i­for­nia have scorched an area about the size of Delaware. The Nation­al Ocean­ic and Atmos­pher­ic Admin­is­tra­tion’s GOES-West satel­lite cap­tured this image loop on Aug. 19, show­ing wild­fire smoke plumes bil­low­ing over the West­ern U.S., as a cyclone spins over the Gulf of Alas­ka to the north and Hur­ri­cane Genevieve, lat­er down­grad­ed to a trop­i­cal storm, whirls toward Baja California.

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