Hellish red skies cover parts of Indonesia while the country is haunted by mist
Hellish red skies cover parts of Indonesia while the country is gripped by mist and smog caused by huge forest fires
- Apocalyptic-looking mist has settled in Jambi province in Indonesia
- & # 39; Rayleigh scattering & # 39; is caused by farmers who burn waste crops on their land
- Sunlight is fragmented by the thick smoke around the & # 39; hellish & # 39; to make a mist
- The Indonesian government has deployed 10,000 firefighters to fight forest fires
Infernal red skies covered parts of Indonesia on Sunday when the country's nebulae crisis got worse.
Over the past two weeks, the region has been covered with thick smog blankets after farmers started forest fires by burning waste crops on farmland.
Images from the province of Jambi show the frightening apocalyptic scene where the locals have to cover their faces with masks.
Weather experts say that & # 39; Rayleigh Scattering & # 39; has descended on parts of Indonesia, caused by farmers who burn crops on their land. The red blurry glow happens when sunlight breaks through the smoke
A woman can be seen covering her nose and mouth in the middle of the & # 39; hellish & # 39; mist that has descended on parts of Indonesia
An astronomer said that & # 39; Rayleigh scattering & # 39; happens when smoke moves the short wavelengths of the sun, releasing longer wavelengths and making the area look dull and red
Agus Wibowo Soet, head of Indonesia's National Board for Disaster Management Information, said the phenomenon known as & # 39; Rayleigh Scattering & # 39; was caused by the movement of spray away from hotspots.
Astronomer Marufin Sudibyo said that sunlight was fragmented by the dense clouds of smoke particles that caused the red appearance.
He said: & # 39; Rayleigh scattering occurs when sunlight is scattered through smoke, dust, or suspended particles that filter shorter wavelengths and release longer wavelengths in the orange or red spectrum, making the area appear dark and red. & # 39 ;
Men can be seen on their motorbikes and look in the hazy smoke in front of them. The government of Indonesia has sent 10,000 firefighters to Jambi, but residents still believe that more needs to be done
There have been fires over the island of Sumatra and parts of Borneo. Farmers light small fires to remove waste, but the combination of warm, dry weather means that thicker smoke travels further
Fires started burning through the island of Sumatra and parts of the island of Borneo last month and caused debilitating clouds of haze in the region and neighboring countries.
The fire was caused by farmers lighting small fires to remove waste plants from their fields and a combination of hot, dry weather this year ensured that the smoke was thicker and drifted further.
Indonesian government officials have deployed more than 10,000 firefighters to fight forest fires, but neighboring governments and residents have complained that more needs to be done.
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