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Fires On and Near Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

19.0N 90.6W

May 8th, 2012 Category: Fires

Mexico - May 8th, 2012

Fires near and on the Yucatán Peninsula release clouds of grey smoke. The blazes are greater in number to the southwest, towards the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, but some can also be seen in the northern part of the peninsula.

Along with the smoke, the skies over the peninsula are dotted with popcorn clouds, a common phenomenon in the atmosphere above photosynthesizing plants. Offshore, the coast of the peninsula is lined by teal sediments, particularly west of the Términos Lagoon, along the Bay of Campeche.

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