Hazy skies over northern Thailand • Earth.com

Last update: June 17th, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows a thick haze lingering in the sky over northern Thailand.

The country has been experiencing unhealthy levels of smoke and air pollution for more than a month, as farmers use prescribed burns to clear their land for the planting season.

According to meteorologists, the poor air quality is expected to last until May.

This image was captured on April 12, 2019 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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