A surreal day in the SF Bay area

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  1. A surreal day in the SF Bay area
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    TheRealAirbns Junior Member


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    This is what it has actually looked like across the SF Bay area for the entire day. Dark orange, with only about as much light as you get after sunset, about ten minutes before pitch black.
     
       
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    These pics are SF, but San Jose looks the same. The plus is that there's no choking smell of smoke where I am, like there's been in other recent fires.
     
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    I was just reading an article about this. it looks this way because the high level fog over the area is preventing the smoke from settling to the ground, so the smoke is sitting on top of the fog. sun, smoke, fog, ground in that order.

    Pretty wild, and probably unbelievable to see from an approaching aircraft, I would imagine.
     
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    Same here in the OC except more yellow.
    Been this way for 3 days.
     
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    Yep The AQI is actually moderate. Most of the smoke is above the marine layer and not choking like previous smoky days.
     
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    That's good to hear... it's weird here but not as much... just a grey sky for now... I expect some colors for sunset time though
     
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    Does anyone remember the movie, "Voyage To The Bottom Of the Sea" with Richard Basehart and David Hedison. I'm not talking about the TV series but the movie. The Van Allen radiation belt descended into the atmosphere and began heating up the Earth and the sky turned an orangy/red. Looks very similar to me.
     
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