This image of the current wild fires in the southwestern United States, at Wyoming Range in southwestern Wyoming, was captured by expedition 31 crew member aboard the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA ISS031-E-146306 (27 June 2012)
These particular fires, of unknown cause, are burning at the south end of the Wyoming Range in southwestern Wyoming, and have affected 17,000 acres.
The fires in this image, taken from approximately 240 miles above the Earth, have produced two major smoke plumes (center) that dominate the image. The fires are occurring 120 miles due south of Yellowstone Lake which appears as an irregular blue shape (upper right –if the image is oriented with north toward the top right corner). Utah’s Great Salt Lake (image far left) is about 120 miles away. Winds transport the smoke in a northeasterly direction.
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