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Wildfire Smoke is Making San Francisco Look Instagram Filtered


The County Fire burning in Northern California’s Yolo County is blanketing San Francisco with smoke today. And when combined with the fog rolling in from the Pacific Ocean, the smoke is giving the city an eerie sepia-toned look that’s making it look like it was passed through an Instagram filter.

People have been taking to social media today to share their unusual #nofilter photos of San Francisco:

Here’s a satellite photo showing what the smoke plume looks like in its journey from inland towards the coast and bay:

And despite the smoke acting as an Instagram filter, authorities are reportedly saying the air quality of the city is still “fairly good” because the fog is acting as a filter for the smoke.