Fires and Smoke in Manitoba, Canada • Earth.com

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Fires and Smoke in Manitoba, Canada. Large fires were burning across Manitoba southwest of Hudson Bay on September 9, 2003. Smoke from these fires and others farther west hangs over the northeast part of the image. Active fire detections are marked with red in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image taken by the Aqua satellite on September 9, 2003. Many of the fires show dark brown burn scars.

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area. Its southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Also Fires and Smoke in Manitoba, Canada are common during the storm season. Therefore leaving burn scars shadowed dark in image above. Although the fires were among the northeast part of the country. Also causing one of the biggest fires known to spread across coast.

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

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