Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hellish Red Pacific Sunsets From Siberia Wildfires

Smoke from Siberian wildfires turns Northwestern sunsets a fiery red


Trajectory of smoke from wildfires in Siberia as it travels over the central Pacific ocean to U.S. Pacific Northwest in April 2015. Graphic: NOAA

The scenes have almost felt like they're out of Hollywood imagination -- brilliant red sunrises and sunsets the last couple of days around Western Washington. 

Why so red? It's a byproduct of the massive wildfires that recently burned a large area in Siberia. 




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The atmospheric winds are aligned this week to carry the smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the Pacific Northwest. 

First up, to get an idea of just how much smoke is in the atmosphere, look at this visible satellite image taken on April 14 of the southeastern Siberia area where the wildfires got out of control: Read More





Ironically Coined 


"The GATES of Hell "




Dr. Kinesa's - Global Edge


Anybody remember the last line in that book by Milton, Paradise Lost? I think it had something to do with heaven and hell in our minds. 

Oh well... 


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