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PHOTO GALLERY: Smoke from western wildfires leads to weird-looking sunrise in our area

We’ve been tracking smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada for the last couple of days. That smoke has been lofted thousands of feet into the air and shoved east.

Now, we’re seeing the haze associated with it in southwest and central Virginia. Click here to see more about what this means for our forecast and air quality.

This is also helping to create some odd-looking sunrises and sunsets in our area. When smoke is present, it scatters and filters out sunlight, creating an orange/red disk appearance at the beginning or end of the day.

How smoke can add to more reds and oranges at sunrise and sunset

How smoke can add to more reds and oranges at sunrise and sunset

You can see that in a picture that I took outside the TV station early Tuesday morning.

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Source: WSLS News 10

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