Last update: June 18th, 2019 at 12:07 pm
Dozens of smoky fires were burning in Angola on May 11, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image. The fires, which have been marked with red dots, were probably started to manage land. Southern Zaire is shown on the top edge of the image. In the lower right corner, the dark green land seems to be covered in tan cracks formed by the network of rivers that feed the Cuando River.
Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC