Why has the sun been so RED across the US recently?

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Americas have seen an unusually bright red sun hang in the sky this past week.

The starling color was due to 84 wildfires burning through parts of Canada, specifically in Alberta, and will persist for at least a few more days.

Smoke from the relentless fires traveled up to 2,000 miles, creating a hazy filter over the sun, making it appear fire engine red.

According to DailyMail, residents in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Illinois and Iowa are just some of those who have witnessed the blood-red sun.

Meteorologists said smoke particles are being carried across the US by a jet stream blowing into the northeastern regions, causing poor air quality.

The blazing red color is due to smoke filtering out shorter wavelengths of light, allowing just red and orange wavelengths to shine. And the sun is also dimmer because of the thick smoke blowing in from Canada.

The wildfires have caused nearly a million acres to burn in Western Canada, mainly in Northwest Alberta Province.

And more than 30,000 people have already evacuated the area to avoid the fires.

The blazes started because Canada experienced an unusually dry spring coupled with a heatwave.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Montana deemed the air quality ‘very unhealthy’ and advises people to stay indoors if possible.

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