Fires Across Northern South America •

Last update: June 19th, 2019 at 9:00 am

Widespread fires are producing smoky skies over Columbia (left) and Venezuela (right) on March 4, 2003. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite shows fire detections marked with red dots.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC

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