One of the side effects of the smoke is some pretty spectacular sunsets, which you may have noticed over the past week.

If you turn on the national news during the evening, then you're probably aware of the historic wildfires that have been ablaze across the state of California. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center, a total of 5,168 fires had burned an area over 800,000 acres.

The 2018 California wildfires, particularly the Mendocino Complex fire, have been some of the worst in state history. But the effects of the blazes are even being seen all the way across the country here in New York state.

ABC says the smoke spread over 3,000 miles across the U.S. and is now is in the atmosphere, a mile above the surface. Thankfully, because it's so high in the air that none of us will smell or breathe it, ABC reports.

Of course, there are scientists who feel that even smoke a mile above the surface can still cause respiratory and sinus issues.

However, one other side effect from the smoke are some pretty spectacular sunsets, which you may have noticed over the past week or so.

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