Fire and Smoke in Southeast Australia • Earth.com

Last update: June 17th, 2019 at 12:15 am

On February 2, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite detected fires (red dots) still burning in southeast Australia. A shroud of smoke hangs over Victoria and stretches out over the Bass Strait. These fires have been burning for about one month.

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

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