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."
SATELLITE SPOTLIGHT: @NOAA's #GOES17🛰️ continues to track the extensive #smoke from the #wildfires across Northern California. This #GeoColor view shows the smoke blowing well away for the #fires, stretching hundreds of miles over the Pacific Ocean. #CAwx #CaliforniaWildfires pic.twitter.com/tjskieth8E— NOAA Satellites - Public Affairs (@NOAASatellitePA) August 19, 2020
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.