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Wildfire Smoke Filtering Sun



    Notice the hazy, faded or milky appearance to the sky today? You’re not alone.

    While some high clouds obscured the sun, they weren’t the only thing in play.

    Many large wildfires are burning in Canada and Alaska, and that’s largely where the atmospheric flow has been coming from.

    Alberta, Canada has more than two dozen fires that are each burning more than 6,000 acres according to information from the Alberta Forest Protection Division.

    Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service reports Alaska has 28 uncontained large wildfires.

    NBC Connecticut’s network of high definition sky cams captured the abnormal look to the sky Monday afternoon. You can view photographs in the gallery above.

    According to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the air quality index is moderate, which is mainly due to fine particles.

    Moving forward, clouds will dominate on Tuesday and Wednesday so any lingering smoke won’t be as noticeable in the sky.