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China's Dangerous Smog Seen from Space
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Oct 22, 2013
China's Dangerous Smog Seen from Space

Heavy smog has shrouded much of eastern China, and air quality levels have been dropped to extremely dangerous levels. The heavy smog is caused by industrial pollution, coal and agricultural burning, and has been trapped by the mountains to the west and wind patterns. The thick haze of smog is clearly visible as the murky grey color in this true color VIIRS image from the Suomi NPP satellite, taken on October 22, 2013 at 05:30 UTC.

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