Bushfires continue in Australia

Bushfires continue in Australia

7 January, 11:20 Share on social media:

Bushfires continue in Australia. Smoke from Australia's catastrophic bushfires has spread across the globe and can be seen from space.

Satellite images show smoke from Australia's catastrophic fires has reached South American countries Chile and Argentina.

Pictures from the US meteorology agency the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reveal how far smoke has circumnavigated the Earth.

"The effect was seen in the sun through red tones. This effect was produced by a cloud of smoke that comes from the fires," Chile Meteorology chief, Patricio Urra, told AFP.

The cloud has risen to 6,000 meters above sea level and there is no meteorological reason for it to fall back to earth, said Urra. It poses no threat to Chileans.

The Argentine Meteorological Service published satellite images of the cloud saying it had been "transported by frontal systems that move from west to east."