FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It’s a sad sight across the west coast with hundreds of wildfires scorching over one million acres of land.
Smoke from the west coast wildfires are being carried in the atmosphere across the United States and Canada.
In the span of nearly a week, the smoke has reached the east coast and it is moving over the Atlantic Ocean.
Impacts in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio are nothing compared to what the folks out west are dealing with.
Locally, there have been a few reports of a hazy sky which is due to the smoke and other particles from the fires in the atmosphere.
Sunrises and sunsets have contained more red and orange.
The sun itself near sunset contains more of an orange glow as the wildfire particles disperse the light differently.
If you happen to be outside at night around midnight, look up at the moon.
Captured a red moon tonight 🌙✨ pic.twitter.com/fOwddardTo
— Gisselle (@gissellelove15) August 24, 2020
It will have a dark red-orange hue to it.
— Talldrinkofwater (@Talldrinkofwat7) August 25, 2020
As the wildfires across the western part of the U.S. continue to burn, smoke particles will continue to be carried by the atmosphere across the country.
There may be reduced air quality from time to time across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio which could pose a problem for sensitive groups.
But mostly we will have a hazy sky, vivid sunrises and sunsets and a red-orange moon.
The next full moon is September 2, 2020 at 1:22 a.m.
If the massive wildfires don’t get under control by then, the moon will be orange or red.
Something so pretty from something so destructive.