Smoke-covered California, from space

The 2 largest fires this week both began with lightning strikes.

Image via satellite of smoke along the entire U.S. West coast.

As of yesterday, more than 650 fires were blazing in California after unprecedented lightning strikes, storms, and a heatwave that has set new records in the state. Find out more and get updates here. This image is from Monday, August 24, 2020, from NASA’s Terra satellite; it shows a smoke-covered California. Read more from NASA.

Deborah Byrd