The winds spreading smoke from the Day Fire northwest of Los Angeles, California, have shifted once again. On 20 September 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Aqua satellite captured this image of smoke spreading southwest over Los Angeles. The day before, smoke blew northeast, while on 17 September the smoke blew west, over the Pacific Ocean. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fire are outlined in red.
AQUA 20 September 2006
According to the 21 September report from the National Interagency Fire Center, the Day Fire had grown to 40,450 hectares and was 35 percent contained.