Fires in Australia

Fires in Queensland, Australia

6 November 2009

Multiple large fires were burning in the Buckland Tableland section of the Great Dividing Range Mountains in eastern Queensland on 3 November 2009, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fire are outlined in red. These fires are concentrated farther south than previous images in this event.

(source: earth observatory)

Multiple large fires were burning in western Queensland. Smoke plumes from fires can be seen in this NOAA-17 satellite image taken at 2327 UTC.

IMAGE D6140: NOAA-17 <> Image Type=combine <> 11/4/2009 23:27:29 UTC.


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