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Fires and Smoke on Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico – December 21st, 2012

16.8N 94.7W

December 21st, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – December 19th, 2012

Smoke hangs over the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in Mexico. At its narrowest point, the isthmus is 200 km (120 mi) across from gulf to gulf, or 192 km (119 mi) to the head of Laguna Superior on the Pacific coast. Most of the smoke remains east of this narrowest point, hanging between mountain ridges in the central and southern parts, and over the jungle and marshy plains on the northern side. In the full image, individual blazes can be discerned, contributing to the smoky veil over the region.

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