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Astronauts Just Tweeted Photos Of California Wildfires From Space--And They're Unsettling

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It's hard to miss the news that huge swathes of Los Angeles and Ventura counties in California are currently on fire. Extreme winds have been blowing smoke and ash across residential areas, and hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated. Footage of people driving down the 405 as the hills burn around them look like the freaking apocalypse. 

If there is a group of people you'd guess are unaware of the natural disaster consuming the West Coast, it'd probably be astronauts. They've either got their eyes on the stars, or they're floating around in space, so far from Earth and all her troubles. 

Actually, it turns out they have a pretty unique perspective on what's going on down here, because their cameras capture everything.

"I was asked this evening if we can see the SoCal fires from space.  Yes Faith, unfortunately we can.  May the Santa Ana’s die down soon. ," wrote an astronaut on Twitter.