Fires raging in Alaska
June 22, 2007
As I work on this blog on June 21, 2007, I noticed that something was very wrong outside. Today is the longest day of the year, and it's supposed to be sunny today, but the light from the sun is a yellowish orange color. Is there an eclipse?
No, there isn't. There are fires raging nearby.
Since I haven't caught up on the blog-writing I won't ruin that suspense by saying where in Alaska I am, other than to say that it's 4:26 p.m. on June 21, and the clouds from the fire are making it darker here than it's been in a while.
Here are a couple of pictures to show what it looks like right now.
This picture shows the yellowish tint to the sunlight shining on my cabin:
This picture shows the dense smoke surrounding the local airfield: