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7 Jan 2020

12 Pictures From South America That Show Australia's Bushfire Smoke Has Reached Their Shores

Experts predict smoke from the wildfires may have also reached the Antarctic.

As Australia continues to burn in the midst of the worst fire season on record, smoke from our shores has now reached as far as South America.

Darrian Traynor / Getty Images: The Australia Bushfires

The UN World Meteorological Organisation has also stated that smoke may have reached the Antarctic by now.

Residents of both Chile and Argentina have reported grey skies and bright red sunsets, caused by smoke drifting across the Pacific.

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Chile dawned cloudy, but not because of the weather but because of the smoke from the fires in Australia. Smoke is a threat to the Ice Fields of the Argentine Patagonia. The smoke is coming to South America. The world's great media prefer silence #australiafire #AustraliaBurning

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Smoke from #Australia's fires spotted in #Santiago, #Chile

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Humo de incendios en #Australia 🇦🇺 llegan a America del sur. Asi se atardecia en Salto #Uruguay

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This could be a new record on transboundary #AirPollution The #AustralianWildFires smoke reaching Argentina and Chile! https://t.co/sZwV5HHdYP

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Australian bushfire smoke reached Chile! #australiafire and Australia's bushfire season is not over yet! #ClimateEmergency https://t.co/ARRQn6armT

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Australian bushfire smoke now crossing Argentina 🇦🇷. But “we have bushfires every year...”, “nothing to see here...” https://t.co/5LjgfBEUvf

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Smoke from Australia's bushfires has reached parts of South America https://t.co/9RPOBwHUKS

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Atardecer “rojizo” en Buenos Aires, provocado por el humo de los incendios de Australia. ⁦@SMN_Argentina⁩

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@abcnews the smoke column from Australia fires has arrived to Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱. Today we had a cloudy day #AustraliaFires #Australia #AustralianBushfire #AustraliaBurning

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Impresionante los #Incendios en #Australia desde el satélite. El humo cruza el Pacífico Sur con rumbo a Sudamérica

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A pall of high-altitude #smoke originating from #AustralianBushfires could be seen drifting northeastward over Chile and Argentina this morning on #GOES16/#GOESeast Natural Color RGB images + the Smoke Detection derived product: https://t.co/SMHmN32IFR

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Dear God our awful bushfire smoke has been spotted out at sea near #Chile and#Argentina I’m so sorry guys.

If you’re wondering how to help, check out these 10 Small Ways You Can Help The Australian Bushfire Relief Effort.

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