Fires and Smoke in Yucatan Peninsula •

Last update: June 18th, 2019 at 2:00 am

On March 19, 2003, fire in southern Mexico and Central America billowed a cloud of smoke out over the Gulf of Mexico. In this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image, fires have been marked in red, with the highest density occurring in northern Guatemala.

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

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