California wildfires seen from space today’s Video of the Day comes courtesy of NASA Goddard and features a look at the disastrous California wildfires as seen from space.
The smoke from the wildfires can be seen a million miles away from Earth, as captured by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). The Terra satellite also picked up thermal imagery that reveals the exact locations of the blazes beneath the smoke.
List of California wildfires. At times, these wildfires are fanned or made worse by strong, dry winds, known as Diablo winds when they occur in the northern part of the state and Santa Ana winds when they occur in the south. Wildfires in California are growing more dangerous as people build in rural burn areas and climate change worsens.
Most wildfires occur in Central and Southern California. They usually occur from Santa Barbara, ca down to San Diego. These are where the majority of the major fires have burned in the most recent years. California wildfires seen from space shows the As numerouswildfires engulf the state of California amid a historic heat wave, the ragingwildfires can be seen from space.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: NASA Goddard