Yesterday was an odd day in the New York metropolitan area. The weather forecast indicated that it would be a sunny, hot day, but had to be revised because of hazy conditions resulting from wildfires in the western United States. Around dawn, the sky looked overcast, but when I arrived at my home, the sun was visible through the smoky haze of the upper atmosphere:
Throughout the day, there were hazardous air condition advisories for individuals with respiratory problems. Not having any obligations during the day, I pretty much decided to stay inside. When I left the house to go to work last night, the moon was a reddish color due to the smoky conditions. Here's the silly 'live' photo I took (the still was a streaky, overexposed mess):
The extent of the wildfires is horrific, and there doesn't seem to be any succor for those individuals fighting the blaze. Thankfully, the current occupant of the White House isn't the sort to withhold aid due to deep-seated grudges. Even here in my safe Northeastern home, I'm feeling the effects of the smoke from a distant fire.