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Smoke blowing over California seen from space

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 19:59:37-04

Smoke blowing over California seen from space. New satellite images show the smoke from wildfires that made California's air quality drop.

According to CNN, the smoke has drifted 600 miles into the Pacific Ocean and made California's air quality sink to "very unhealthy" and "hazardous" levels.

Satellite imagery taken by NOAA also shows the smoke "stretching hundreds of miles over the Pacific Ocean."

CNN said the widespread air quality index measurements in the "very unhealthy" and "hazardous" range are being seen in Central and Northern California, including the Central Valley, according to Environmental Protection Agency measurements.