Sunday, June 19, 2011

Smoke and dust over Tucson

Wildfires continue to burn in southern Arizona.

This evening we had a combination of smoke and dust due to winds.  The smoke was from a new wildfire burning near Sells, Arizona (the Boboquivari Fire).  The combination made for some awful air quality but some spectacular and unusual photos.

Sunset looking west from east Tucson. The sun is still up and its a cloudless day.

Its hard to believe there's a sun there and its just dust and smoke.

Looking north. You can barely make out the outline of the mountains.

Zoomed in, still can barely make out the outline of the Rincon mountains.

Another photo looking north. There are mountains behind all the dust and smoke... somewhere!

This was the next day to show you the difference. Mountains clearly visible.