Smoke From Australia’s Brushfires Expected To Circle The Globe, Then Return To Australia

smoke from the australian wildfires hovers in the air

Smoke from the Australian wildfires is expected to rise up into the atmosphere, circle around the globe, and then return to Australia, NASA says after using satellites to track the clouds of smoke.

As SBS News reports, NASA has been monitoring the plumes of smoke from the devastating fires, as they rise to about nine miles into the atmosphere before being caught by the prevailing winds and blown eastward.

As of January 8, the smoke had made its way halfway across the globe, blessing South Americans with glorious sunrises and sunsets as the light filters through the particulate matter, bathing the skies in fiery red and orange.

NASA expects the plumes of smoke to be blown completely across the globe, ultimately returning to Australia where they began.

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