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This Time Lapse Of NYC Turning Orange Has Gone Viral Because Holy Heck, That Happened Fast

By Matt Stopera,


Yesterday, New York City turned orange .

its worse than you can imagine

— Casey Neistat (@Casey) June 7, 2023
Twitter: @Casey

For about an hour or so, the entire city looked like this:

#BREAKING : New footage from the George Washington Bridge (connecting New Jersey and New York City) of the toxic smoke now enveloping the northeast, as dozens of wildfires burn uncontrolled across Canada. #BreakingNews

— Breaking 4 News (@Breaking_4_News) June 7, 2023
Twitter: @Breaking_4_News

It was essentially nighttime in the middle of the day.

Looks almost like nighttime in the middle of a “sunny” June day. #NYC #smoke #wildfires

— Raphael Miranda (@Raphael4NY) June 7, 2023
Twitter: @Raphael4NY

One shocking video of the smoke taking over the city was captured by EarthCam.

Current Status. Take a look at our live ESB EarthCam as NYC deals with Canadian Haze:

— Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) June 7, 2023
Twitter: @EmpireStateBldg

The time lapse has gone viral:

Check out this almost unbelievable time-lapse of wildfire smoke consuming the World Trade Center and the New York City skyline.Those vulnerable to poor air quality, including seniors and young children, should limit time outdoors if possible.More:

— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) June 7, 2023
EarthCam / Via Twitter: @NWSNewYorkNY

It started at 11 a.m.:
EarthCam / Via Twitter: @NWSNewYorkNY

11:30 a.m.:

12 p.m.:

12:30 p.m.:
EarthCam / Via Twitter: @NWSNewYorkNY

1 p.m.:

1:15 p.m.:

1:30 p.m.:

1:45 p.m.:

And 2 p.m.:

And just for comparison, here's a picture of a normal day in the city vs. yesterday:

A regular day vs. today, just unbelievable. NYC air quality is now considered very unhealthy. #nyc #smoke ( @EarthCam )

— Storm Team 4 NY (@StormTeam4NY) June 7, 2023
EarthCam / Via Twitter: @StormTeam4NY
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