According tomedia reports, NASA said the Australian mountain fire haze will travel around the Earth at least one circle before returning to Australia. NASA said it has been tracking the trajectory of wildfires more than 15 kilometers in the atmosphere, saying it will spread globally and return to Australia in the coming days, the report said.
On January 8, NASA said it had detected a haze of wildfires that had circled the Earth half a way through South America and would return to Australia in the coming days. NASA also said the smog in New Zealand had a serious impact, causing serious air quality problems and significantly darkening snow on the top of the mountain.
Melbourne’s air quality deteriorated to a “dangerous” level on January 13 because of smoke from australian wildfires, which health officials said had reached the world’s worst. Ambulance centres in Victoria reported 162 respiratory illnesses that day, an 88 per cent increase over the daily average.
The Australian Open was also affected, with Slovenian Jakubovic opting out of the tournament after suffering a sudden cough and breathing difficulties in qualifying. The Australian Environmental Protection Agency advises locals to stay indoors as possible and stay away from smoke, and to open windows to ventilate if air quality improves.