Worldview Image of the Week

Smoke from Fires in Canada Moving across North America

Image captured on May 16, 2023, by the ABI instrument aboard the GOES-East satellite.


This GeoColor animation shows smoke from fires in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia blowing across North America on May 16, 2023. The smoke is the grayish layer slowly sinking south; clouds are bright white. The animation spans the time range of 11:40 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, EDT (15:40 Z to 22:00 Z) and shows the smoke interacting with a low pressure system over central Canada. The imagery is from the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument aboard the GOES-East (GOES-16) satellite. View the animation in Worldview.

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