Australian smog has already been recorded over South America. At the moment, he, having overcome half the way, is approaching the mainland from the opposite side.
NASA has warned that smoke from Australia’s bushfires, making a full circle around the Earth, will once again cover the mainland. This was announced on Wednesday, January 14, CNN reports.
It is noted that the employees of the U.S. Aerospace Agency analyzed data from satellites received from mid-December 2019. As a result, it turned out that the smoke from the bushfires in Australia “overcame” halfway back to the mainland. At the same time, other countries and territories felt the consequences of the raging elements.
The hardest hit was New Zealand, which is close to Australia. Smoke from forest fires “brought” to this country not only spectacular red sunsets but also covered with ash snow peaks.
As explained in NASA, such smog rises to an altitude of up to 10 kilometers and with the movement of air masses can travel thousands of kilometers.
In addition, the increase in hazardous particles caused by fires was recorded in the air over South America.
— NASA Goddard (@NASAGoddard) January 9, 2020
Smoke is currently moving back to Australia.
He is expected to return to the mainland by early February.
Meanwhile, the BBC reports that air pollution in Melbourne has reached dangerous levels.
Outdoor swimming pools are out of work due to extreme pollution, and the organizers of the Australian Open have canceled matches.
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