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Smoky Haze and Contrails Over France

43.5N 4.8E

August 23rd, 2012 Category: Clouds, Fires

France – August 21st, 2012

Smoke from fires in Europe creates a grey veil over parts of France in this image. Also of note are a series of criss-crossed contrails over southern France and the Gulf of Lion. Contrails, also known as condensation trails or vapor trails, are long, thin, artificial clouds that sometimes form behind aircraft.

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