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Wildfires by Southern End of Lake Baikal, Russia

51.7N 103.4E

May 17th, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia - May 16th, 2012

Fires by the southern tip of Lake Baikal release a cloud of smoke over Russian Siberia. Although multiple blazes can be observed both north and south of the end of the lake, the fires to the south are releasing more smoke. In that area, strong winds have also carried the smoke further afield, reaching across a great distance towards the bottom edge of the image.

Smoke Over Sea of Okhotsk, Russia

57.5N 147.1E

May 14th, 2012 Category: Fires, Volcanoes

Russia - May 14th, 2012

A plume of smoke blows southward off the coast of Russia, over the Sea of Okhotsk, between Sakhalin Island (left edge) and the Kamchatka Peninsula (right edge). A thinner veil of smoke is also visible over Shakhalin, blowing eastward towards Kamchatka. At the bottom of the Kamchatka Peninsula, by the left edge (best viewed in the full image) is the snow-capped Bolshaya Ipelka Volcano, an immense shield volcano.

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).