Central South America • Earth.com

Last update: June 24th, 2019 at 7:11 pm

Across the grassy plains of Paraguay (right) and Argentina (left), scattered fires were burning on April 12, 2003. Fires detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite are marked with red dots. In the bottom center of the image, the Paraná River flows as a light brown, muddy line. The purplish-brown areas to the west and east of the river are wetlands.

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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