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NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured two recent images of the United States and both images show that the winds have changed yet again, blowing the smoke from western fires back to the East and crossing the continental U.S.

As California experiences one of the worst wildfire seasons on record, NASA is leveraging its resources to help.

Suomi NPP Imagery Of California Fires

NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured two images that tell the story about the smoke coming off the fires in California. One instrument on the provided a visible image of the smoke, while another analyzed the aerosol content within. The images were captured on August 30, 2020.

More than 650 wildfires are blazing in California after unprecedented lightning strikes, storms, and a heatwave that has set new records in the state and NASA's Terra satellite captured the smoke-engulfed state on Aug. 24, 2020.

Fires have spread across the majority of the landscape in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in this NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite image using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument from June 25, 2020.

The entire southeastern Asian peninsula appears to be on fire.

Wherever fires are burning around the world NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite's Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) can track the smoke and aerosols.

Hot and dry. These are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite and fuel to burn, it's the hot and dry conditions in the atmosphere that determine the likelihood of a fire starting, its intensity and the speed at which it spreads.

NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured imagery of fires in the Amazon regions of Brazil and Bolivia on Aug. 23, 2019.

Wildfires can cause devastation and are also to blame for more than a quarter of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere.

ARIA Maps California Wildfires from Space

California continues to be plagued by wildfires -- including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California, now one of the deadliest in the state's history.

Drought and overgrown forests are often blamed for major fires in the western United States

Orbital View of Fires on Madeira Island

Smoke from several large fires burning on Portugal's Madeira Island were seen blowing over the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 10 when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.

Widespread agricultural burning continues throughout central Africa. Smoke and fires in several countries were seen by the Suomi NPP satellite.

Orbital View Of California Fires

In late July 2016, wildfire burned along Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, and north of Big Sur in Monterey County, California.

Fires Detected in Colombia and Venezuela

NASA's Terra satellite collected this natural-color image of Colombia (left) and Venezuela (right) with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on January 17, 2016.

Video Series: Essential Climate Variables

The European Space Agency has released this series of videos that focus on Essential Climate Variable's including Greenhouse Gases, Fires, Clouds, Ozone, Sea Surface Temperatures to help us better understand our changing world.

The smoke that is billowing from the wildfires currently plaguing Canada have taken the jet stream express into the United States.

Smoke from fires burning in Siberia have generated a lot of smoke that has blown across the Pacific Ocean and is causing reddish sunsets in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

Fires in China As Seen From Space

Shuangyashan is a coal mining prefecture-level city located in the eastern part Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China, bordering Russia's Khabarovsk and Primorsky krais to the east.

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