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Dense Smoke South of Himalayas, India – November 17th, 2012

27.5N 81.5E

November 17th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

India – November 15th, 2012

Smoke billowing forth from agricultural fires in the state of Punjab, northern India (click here for previous images), is so thick that it obscures the terrain below. In contrast, Nepal and the Tibetan Plateau, from which it is separated by the high peaks of the Himalayas, are visible with great clarity, with the exception of a small patch of clouds to the east.

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