Fires in Australia

Fires in Southeast Australia

30 April 2007

On 20 April 2007, numerous fires were burning across southeastern Australia. When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the region, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image showing numerous fires (locations marked in red) in New South Wales and Victoria. Large fires in the northern Barry Mountains were churning out thick smoke, while to the southeast, scattered fires dotted the Gippsland region along thecoast.

20 April 2007

The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters perpixel.

(source: EarthObservatory)

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