NASA releases map showing the amount of aerosol particles created by the fires
The air quality looks even worse from space. Yesterday, NASA released a visualization of Earth showing all the aerosols we are currently breathing in. In order to create this image of aerosol plumes, a variety of satellites and sensors were used. According to NASA, aerosols are specks of solids and liquids that drift through the air. These particles become visible when smoke billows from a wildfire or when dust blows in the wind.