There are wildfires in the Western United States and Canada that are burning so strong that they are creating thick clouds of smoke that are drifting across the Great Lakes region and creating great sunsets here in Michigan.

The following image comes from the Muskegon area:

Courtesy of NWS Grand Rapids

The following is an satellite image brought to us by the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  This images shows us the the smoke drift trajectory across the state of Michigan.  You can actually see the smoke partially obscuring lake Michigan and Superior.

courtesy of CIMSS

Out of tragedy comes some beautiful images.

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