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Thick Haze Over Mexico Due to Smoke from Fires – May 9th, 2013

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May 9th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – May 8th, 2013

Haze from hundreds of wildfires blazing across southern Mexico, particularly along the country’s southern shoreline, contribute to a thick cloud of smoke that hangs over the region.┬áHere, strong winds also blow a grey plume of smoke offshore, due southwest over the Pacific Ocean, and a cloud of smoke to the north as well, over the Gulf of Mexico. The silvery color near the bottom left edge, however, is due to sun glint.

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