Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS dust streams soaring to the Atlantic Ocean from Iberian Peninsula. These streams include ones from wildfire.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

Aided by a surge of hot air sweeping in from Africa, temperatures in Spain and Portugal rose dramatically and hit 46C on Aug. 2, 3. A major wildfire blackened hills in Portugal’s southern Algarve region. In neighboring Spain, 27 aircraft were helping some 700 firefighters put out a fire near Valencia.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: AP

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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