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750 Miles of Smog

By The Editors

Thick haze stretching over a distance of about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) has been captured a few days ago (December 7, 2013) by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

In the image below, the brightest areas are clouds or fog. Polluted air appears gray. The haze stretched from Beijing (top) to Shanghai (bottom), China.

You can read more about this severe bout of air pollution here (NASA Earth Observatory).

Photo Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response.

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