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Bushfire Smoke Will Circle Earth And Return To Australia

OROVILLE, CA - NOVEMBER 11: The Camp Fire burns in the hills on November 11, 2018 near Oroville, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise charring over 105,000 acres, killed 23 people and has destroyed over 6,700 homes and businesses. The fire is currently at 25 percent containment. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The smoke coming from Australia’s catastrophic bush fires will not only affect those near the continent but the entire world as it could circle the entire globe, according to NASA.

The bush fires have produced so much smoke for such a long time that NASA scientists say the smoke already reached South America by January 8th causing hazy skies.   The smoke has already greatly affected the air quality in New Zealand.

The smoke has also reached the stratosphere at more than ten miles in altitude, making it easier to belt around the globe.

Can you think of another time in your life when you can remember a fire this devastating?


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