Last update: December 14th, 2019 at 8:00 am
Each of the red dots on this image of western Russia, acquired on May 1, 2006 by the MODIS on the Aqua satellite, corresponds to a fire! The hundreds of fires that you can see in this image are probably related to agriculture. The considerable smoke from these fires is visible in the west, over Estonia, Latvia, and Belarus. You can just make out the eastern borders of these countries, shown by the black lines.
Credit: Jeff Schmaltz