Smoke over Japan and Pacific Ocean
Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
A haze stretches out over southeastern Russia (top left); northeastern China (left); Hokkaido, Japan (bottom center); and the Pacific Ocean (right) in this image from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) on April 2, 2003. This haze is largely smoke from fires burning throughout Asia as the spring agricultural burning gets underway.
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