Fires on Melville Island

Fires on Melville Island

5October 2006

A large fire was burning on Melville Island north of mainland Australia on4 October 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this image. The places where the sensor detected actively burning fire are outlined in red. 

4 October 2006

A large fire on the eastern end of Melville Island billowed a long plume of smoke northwestward over the Arafura Sea.

(source: EarthObservatory)



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