July and August are the driest months of the year in central Brazil, and the savannah land around the nation’s capital is particularly prone to fires.
TERRA 31 July 2006
AQUA 31 July 2006
These images of fires burning in Brazil were captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Terra and Aqua satellite on 31 July. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fire are outlined in red.Smoke is drifting from many locations throughout the country and the burned landappears dark brown.
The high-resolution images provided above have a spatial resolution of 500 meters per pixel.
An impression from the fires:
A Fireman tries to control a blaze which burned a large tract of the preservation area near Brasilia, 28 July 2006.