Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Disappearing Sun

8/20/18 The smoky sun at 7:20 p.m.

The air quality in the Puget Sound region has now cranked up to the “very unhealthy” and “hazardous” level. Coming home yesterday from a short visit to the Twin Cities, which were also hazy from Canadian wildfire smoke over the weekend, I was dismayed to see the thick cover of bad air as we descended into Sea-Tac.

Last night around 7:20 p.m., still an hour from sunset, the sun was a beautiful/terrible orange ball in the brownish-gray fog. In the 10 minutes I took to sketch this, the sun kept fading and then literally disappeared behind the smoke screen surrounding us.


  1. Yikes! We’ve had bad air here also, though not hazerdous. I live in the Sacramento valley and we’ve been living with moderate air and unhealthy air for a couple of weeks. Hope it gets better soon for you!

    1. I'm sure it's been bad in California, too! So many terrible fires. It's supposed to clear up here by Thursday!


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