River of Fire Smoke Darkens Sun and Moon

The waning gibbous moon was still the color of fire even at midnight last night due to heavy smoke from Canadian forest fires. Credit: Bob King

The waning gibbous Moon was still the color of fire even at midnight last night due to heavy smoke from Canadian forest fires. Photo taken around midnight when the Moon stood 20° high. Credit: Bob King

My eyes are burning. The morning Sun, already 40° high, glares a lemony-orange. It’s meteorologically clear, but the sky looks like paste. What’s going on here?

Forest fires! Many in the Midwest, northern mountain states and Canadian provinces have been living under a dome of high altitude smoke the past few days made plain by the ruddy midday Sun and bloody midnight Moon.(…)
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