Wildfires in Western United States
ISS031-E-146391 (27 June 2012) --- An Expedition 31 crew member aboard the International Space Station, flying approximately 240 miles above Earth, recorded a series of images of the current wild fires in the western and southwestern United States. These particular fires, of unknown cause, are burning at the south end of the Wyoming Range in southwestern Wyoming, and have affected 17,000 acres. The fires have produced two major smoke plumes, seen at center of the frame. Utah’s Great Salt Lake (bottom center) is about 120 miles away. Winds transport the smoke in a northeasterly direction.