Red Moon Illuminates Kentucky Sky as Wildfire Smoke Blows East

Stargazers in Kentucky reported seeing a crimson moon on July 20 as smoke from wildfires in the western United States blew east.

The smoke moved east as large wildfires, fanned by extreme heat and drought, burned in several states including California and Oregon, according to the National Weather Service. The wildfires had burned some 1.29 million acres (2,021 square miles) in 13 states, federal authorities reported on July 20.

Local reports said the smoke caused hazy skies and vibrant sunsets over Kentucky. Anthony Gamble said he captured this footage from Ashland in the early hours of July 20. Credit: Anthony Gamble via Storyful

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