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Fires in Eastern Asia – October 16th, 2008

October 16th, 2008 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Fires in Eastern Asia - October 15th, 2008Asia Fires

Fires in Eastern Asia - October 15th, 2008

Close-up of smoke in mountains

Close-up of smoke in mountains

In the main image, we can see Japan to the right, as well as the Russian-Chinese border to the left (the border can be identified as the land on the Russian side is darker in color, while the land on the Chinese side is a lighter shade of brown). In the lower left corner a part of South Korea is also visible. On the border, north of Vladivostock, we can also observe the largest lake in Northeast Asia, called Lake Xingkai in China and Khanka Lake in Russia.

Spreading from the left to the center of the image is a cloud of smoke from some wildfires in Russia and China. These fires are better seen in the two close-up images.

In the first, we can see several wildfires burning close to the border and their smoke, visible among the trees in the mountains on the Russian side.

Close-up of smoke blowing offshore

Close-up of smoke blowing offshore

In the second image detail, we can see a fire burning near the Russian coast as its smoke floats over the Sea of Japan.

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