The Suomi NPP satellite is operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. True color views of the United States, which began on Monday, show the effects of many active wildfires, like the exact location of red in the image. < / P > < p > “the surface is covered by a cloud of smoke from California to Arkansas, as well as haze over the east coast,” NASA said in a news release on Tuesday. < p > < p > California is the main source of smoke because of the severity of fires throughout the state, including one caused by fireworks at a sex exposure party. The rest of the western states did not escape the devastating effects, as wildfires spread across the Pacific Northwest as well as Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. < / P > < p > the Suomi NPP team also released an image of aerosol released from a fire. “This image shows an important dark red range, which means that aerosols in the area may pose a potential health risk to people in the area.” NASA said. Aerosols associated with wildfire can travel far in the upper wind. EPA calls for a variety of potential health problems associated with aerosols, including respiratory and cardiovascular problems. < / P > < p > a large part of the U.S. mainland is experiencing some of the effects of severe fires in 2020, and it’s not over yet. The National Weather Service warned on Tuesday that “critical to extreme fire weather conditions for another day” could lead to “very dangerous fire behavior and spread.”. Skip to content