Unseasonably early bushfires in Australia • Earth.com

Last update: February 18th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features New South Wales and Queensland in Australia, where dozens of bushfires were active last week.

In this photo, fires are visibly burning in Yuraygir National Park and in the Shark Creek area.

According to the experts, fire activity has never been so severe across the region this early in the spring season.

Hundreds of firefighters were deployed to tackle the fires, which were said to have been accelerated by strong winds. 

The image was captured on September 8, 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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