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Smoke From India Fires Spreading Into Bangladesh – November 22nd, 2012

23.8N 87.2E

November 22nd, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

India and Bangladesh – November 22nd, 2012

In late November, hundreds of fires continue to burn (click here for previous images) in northwestern India, covering the region with a gray haze. Here, the smoke can be seen blowing eastward along the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains, and into Bangladesh.

Agricultural Fires Continue to Create Thick Smoke Cloud Over Northern India – November 10th, 2012

28.6N 77.2E

November 10th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

India and Pakistan – November 8th, 2012

Hundreds of fires across over 250 kilometers (150 miles) from east to west in northern India release a thick cloud of smoke that covers the Punjab state and cities such as Delhi. The fires are mostly agricultural in nature, in order to clear fields for planting, clearing out some pests that eat crops and turning the previous growing season’s crop residues into fertilizing ash. However, the smoke can also be very harmful to human health, aggravating heart and lung disease, particularly in children and the elderly.

Hundreds of Fires in Punjab State, India – November 7th, 2012

31.1N 75.3E

November 7th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

India and Pakistan – November 6th, 2012

Hundreds of fires are burning in northwestern India, mainly in the state of Punjab. The fires are likely agricultural in nature, as farmers often set them to clear fields for planting at the beginning of the growing seasons, one of which lasts from November to April. The fires are spread over 250 kilometers (150 miles) from east to west, with smoke extending far to the southeast.

Smoke Over Uttar Pradesh, India

27.5N 80.0E

November 30th, 2012 Category: Fires

India – November 30th, 2012

Smoke hangs along the foot of the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The high mountain peaks prevent it from spreading northward into Nepal and China, although it is free to move eastwards towards Bangaldesh. The smoke is mostly caused by agricultural fires set by farmers to clear land for new crops.

Smoke From Fires in India Reaches Bay of Bengal

23.5N 89.5E

November 29th, 2012 Category: Fires

India – November 25th, 2012

Agricultural fires in northern India have been releasing a thick cloud of smoke over the last month. Here, the smoke is blown eastward as it hangs over the valley below the Himalayas, then southward to the Bay of Bengal by the India-Bangladesh border.