Fires and Smoke Across Portugal • Earth.com

Last update: August 24th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Between morning and afternoon, fires across Portugal and Spain appeared to flare up, producing much more smoke at the time of this image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite than during the earlier Terra MODIS image also acquired on August 4, 2003. Portugal has declared a national disaster due to the fires, which have been burning over a week and have killed 14 people.

Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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