Fires Southeast of Cape Leeuwin, Australia

Fires Southeast of Cape Leeuwin, Australia

3 March 2006

Amid a scattering of popcorn-like clouds, a handful of fires (outlined in red) were burning in the southwestern corner of Australia on28 February 2006. In recent weeks, a series of lightning-producing storms has passed through the region, sparking fires. This image of the coastline southeast of Cape Leeuwin was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

28 February 2006
10:55 hrs UTC

(source: EarthObservatory)

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