Where there is smoke, there is fire.
Residents of the State of California are no stranger to wildfires, in fact, it has been a part of the California way of life. But when it starts unleashing its fury, it’ll be far from over and becomes an annual affair and an event covered by news outlets every time it occurs. As of writing, there have been 6,060 on-going, extinguished, or under control fires across the state – leaving almost 230,000 acres of scorched Earth on its path.
All of these fires have caused not only a trail of destroyed properties and unusable terrain wherever it goes, but also bounteous smoke which can be fatal for anybody who will inhale or get exposed to it. These harmful swaths of air clump together and creates a massive suffocating amalgamation of toxic fumes visible in our atmosphere.
These gray clouds of smoke haven’t gotten under the radar of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its array of the sophisticated fleet of satellites hovering over space. The looped image is available to the general public through its Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) application – along with other images caught by the space agency’s satellite equipment.
One can see images in the full-resolution format and even get the accompanying data with it. The application’s database is updated as frequently as every three hours showing users the latest satellite view of our planet from space.
According to the latest data from the California Fire Map Tracker of the San Francisco Chronicle, there are eighteen (18) wildfires raging over the whole state with varying status documented. These fires have pushed more than 22,000 California residents out of their homes and harm’s way. Also, a series of fires occurred around Sonoma Lake, Napa, and Solano counties due to the local lightning strikes in the area.
The current weather condition across The Golden State is expected to give way for more wildfires to take place. A state of emergency was declared on Tuesday by California State’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom as the fire continues to rage on.