Last update: June 20th, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Australia has suffered through one of the most severe droughts in its recorded history over the past few months. Compounded by a strong El Ni?o, the dry season has resulted in major crop losses and widespread wildfires across the continent. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image of eastern Australia shows active fires (red dots) burning on January 7, 2003.
Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC