Apocalyptic Skyline: "Worst Air Quality In 20 Years Grips New York City"

"Hazy skies, the fiery, red sun, and the smell of smoke caught the attention of residents from Maryland to New England on Tuesday. The air quality spiked to very unhealthy levels across the Northeast on Wednesday morning as wildfire smoke from Canada poured into the region.

On Wednesday morning, the famous New York City skyline once again disappeared behind a hazy veil. Photos and videos shared on social media captured the eerie glow of the sun as it rose above some of the most famous skyscrapers in the Big Apple.

“Took this on my roof [Tuesday]. Looked apocalyptic,” one Twitter user wrote."

Allison Finch reports for AccuWeather June 8, 2023.


"Smoke Brings A Warning: There’s No Escaping Climate’s Threat To Health" (Washington Post)

"Record Pollution and Heat Herald a Season of Climate Extremes" (New York Times)

"Wildfire Smoke: Smoky Air Disrupts Life in the Northeast" (New York Times)

"Air Quality: New York City Has The Worst Air In The World As Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Rolls In" (NBC News)

"‘Unprecedented Does Not Begin To Describe This Event’: Wildfire Haze Smothers East Coast" (E&E News)

"Maps and Apps Help Track Wildfire Smoke by City and Neighborhood" (Bloomberg CityLab)

"‘It Looks Like Mars Outside’: Smoke Engulfs East Coast, Upending Daily Life" (Washington Post)

Source: AccuWeather, 06/08/2023