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The Terrible Reason Why The Sunsets In The Northwest Territories Have Been So Spectacular Lately

Sometimes nature makes its own filters.

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The sunsets in the Northwest Territories are even more beautiful than usual this week.

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Unfortunately, it's due to a rash of forest fires in Canada's northwest.

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Photographers have also noticed the drifting smoke's affect during sunrises and sunsets.

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According to the Weather Network, all those extra particles in the air act as a filter, enhancing red and orange hues when the sun is closer to the horizon.

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And with the Midnight Sun in full swing, the affect is even more noticeable as the sun lingers above the horizon.

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Even when the sun is higher, the world is awash in a sea of peaches and pinks.

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2014 was the worst fire season the NWT had seen in 30 years, according to CBC News.

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And 2015 isn't expected to be any better.

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While that means more of this...

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...it also means more of this.

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Stay safe!

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