We are lucky that during summer fire season we rarely feel the effects so many others do with smoke around the country; our winds usually blow that to the east of us. But occasionally there are effects -- this particular morning in late August the rising sun was clearly colored by smoke... and subdued enough to look directly at it as it rose.

The image set below shows the sun rising through an inversion layer -- cool, dense air is trapped below the warm air blowing in from the east.
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