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Smoky Haze Stretching Over China, Korea and Japan

36.2N 127.5E

May 29th, 2012 Category: Fires

China, Korea, Japan - May 29th, 2012

A smoky haze stretches from Russia to China, over the Bohai Sea, the Korean Peninsula and the Tsushima Strait, and towards Japan. The haze is just reaching Kyushu, the third largest island in Japan, visible in the lower right quadrant. Although haze is a common phenomenon in this region due to several variables, including smog and agricultural fires, the smoky veil here may be the result of fires that have been burning in Russia since mid-May (click here for previous images).

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