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LOOK: The California Rim Fire As Seen From Space

You've probably heard it a few times already: The wildfire raging north of Yosemite National Park has burned 149,780 acres, an area as big as Chicago.

Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a couple of photographs taken by the Suomi NPP satellite over the weekend.

One of them is a nighttime shot that is just stunning. It shows the Rim Fire looking just as bright as San Francisco and a plume of smoke emerging from it:

We'll leave you with another extraordinary shot. This one was tweeted by NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, who is currently on the International Space Station:

h/t: Wired

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