Eerie Fiery Orange Skies Cover Northern California

Northern California is plagued by unprecedented burning acres of wildfires. The smoke over the sky is causing an apocalyptic glow to engulf San Francisco as the sun is blocked by the smoke. These images are hard to capture with a camera phone, but check out some mind blowing photography of an iconic city.

September 10, 2020
By: Leah Weber

Photo By: Anadolu Agency

Photo By: Anadolu Agency

Photo By: Anadolu Agency

Photo By: Bloomberg

Photo By: Anadolu Agency

Photo By: Bloomberg

Photo By: Anadolu Agency

Photo By: Anadolu Agency

Photo By: San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images

Photo By: San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images

Photo By: Philip Pacheco

Photo By: Philip Pacheco

Photo By: Philip Pacheco

Fisherman's Wharf

The marine layer is often present in San Francisco, and as smoke mingles with the existing haze the sun is blocked and causes the orange sky. The National Weather Service says, "As the winds weaken aloft, gravity will take over as the primary vertical transport of the smoke. Suspended smoke will descend closer to the surface and could lead to darker skies and worsening air quality today."

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco City Hall

Alcatraz Island

The Painted Ladies

The Transamerica Pyramid

A View of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge

San Francisco Skyline

The Presidio

Oracle Park

The Port of Oakland beneath the Bay Bridge

Driving Westbound on the Bay Bridge

Alcatraz from Treasure Island

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