Definitions, Smoke Banded suns June 4, 2016 Art Rangno 4 Comments 7:13 PM, June 3rd. Yikes. 7:14 PM June 3rd. 7:14 PM June 3rd. Finch stares at strange sunset. Smoke in the background dribbles down from Gila County fire. 4:53 PM, June 3rd. Large rodent distraction. I thought they were nocturnal….. 2:25 PM. Gila smoke layer dims sun slightly, but not much effect on temperature; was 107°-108° F about this time. 7:15 PM yesterday. Same smoke band from up around Gila County, same sun. 7:17 PM yesterday. Overview of smoke band.