This striking, otherworldy
scene really is a view from planet Earth.
The ochre sky
and strawberry red sun were photographed
on August 22nd near the small village of Strawberry, California, USA.
Found along Highway 108, that location is about 30 miles north
of the origin of California's large
still threatening areas in and around Yosemite National Park.
from the wildfire are easily
visible from space.
But seen from within the plumes, the fine smoke particles
suspended in the atmosphere dim the Sun,
blue light and strongly coloring the sky.