U.S. wildfires have consumed 1.2 million acres • Earth.com

Last update: November 17th, 2019 at 9:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows smoke from wildfires lingering over the western United States.

Much of the smoke has been produced by the Carr Fire, which ignited near Redding, California on July 23rd in hot and dry conditions.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 98 large fires were active across the country on July 30th, scorching a total of 1.2 million acres.

These images were captured using data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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