Northern Michigan Hazy Skies Caused By Canadian Wildfires

Large wildfires in Canada have caused hazy skies in Northern Michigan.

This picture shows a distinctive brown "cloud" over, to the right and left of the sun. That’s smoke!

Wildfires have been burning in Alberta, Canada near Fort McMurray for several days.

These fires have been throwing a lot of smoke into the atmosphere.

As the smoke thins while it moves east, the particles are still trapped high in the atmosphere.

The smoke does not pose any health issues.

The smoke is likely the reason why recent sunrises and sunsets have been a darker red or orange.

The light haze could last through the weekend for parts of the state.