There's something in the air.
Actually a lot. And new images from NASA show dramatically how invisible particles ̵
A computer-aided visualization from the Goddard Earth Observing System of NASA's Forward Processing Model shows various particles known as aerosols swirling around the planet.
The color-coded images taken on August 23 show smoke from forest fires in western North America that extends into the mid-Atlantic Ocean. Dust storms spreading from the Sahara to Central Asia; and sea salt aerosols from massive storms in the Pacific Ocean, including two tropical cyclones near South Korea and Japan and Hurricane Lane near Hawaii. Central Africa is also clouded by smoke, which according to NASA is from farmers burning agricultural land.
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It's unclear how unusual that day was, but scientists say that events that cause increased particles – such as forest fires and hurricanes – are due global warming worsened. Some particles, such. Smoke from forest fires can lead to unhealthy air quality and health problems.
If you've ever seen smoke blowing from a forest fire or dust in the wind, you've seen aerosols. This visualization uses @NASAEarth satellite data to show the expansive view of the mish-mash of particles dancing and swirling through the atmosphere. Https://t.co/kSeB1jWjmP pic.twitter.com/I9BKFPik01  – NASA (@NASA) August 24, 2018
And while the picture looks threatening, it's just another one Day on the planet Earth. NASA notes that every time you breathe, "Even if the air looks clear, it's almost certain that you'll inhale millions of solid particles and liquid droplets," found in almost every ecosystem your inbox? Subscribe to MarketWatch's free Europe Daily newsletter. Sign up here.