Fires and Smoke in Siberia • Earth.com

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

In the forests and tundra of eastern Russia, fires have been burning off and on for weeks. This smoky image of the region was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on August 15, 2003, and shows active fires marked with red dots.

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

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