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Smoke in Northern India Below Himalayas

26.5N 83.5E

November 7th, 2010 Category: Fires, Lakes

Smoke Over India - November 6th, 2010

A veil of smoke hangs in the air over northern India, obscuring the towns, cities and rivers across the land below it. The haze is thicker to the west, therefore some rivers can be seen to the east, in the lower right quadrant.

The smoke remains below the Himalayas, blocked by their tall peaks and unable to cross over into the neighboring countries of Nepal and China’s Tibet region. As the skies over China are clear, one can clearly observe the dark blue lakes dotted across the Tibetan Lakes Region.

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