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One day after a thick plume of haze crept toward Beijing, much of eastern China was obscured on October 23, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day, showing haze dense enough to completely block the view of the land surface below. As on the previous day, the haze largely avoided the Taihang Shan Mountains southwest of the capital city, although fingers of haze crept westward toward the peaks. Thick haze spread from Beijing southward, well past the coast of the Yellow Sea.
Credit: NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. The Rapid Response Team provides daily images of this region.