Fires leave burn scar in Brazilian national park • Earth.com

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

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the burn scar left behind from wildfires in Brazil.

The fires started on October 17, 2017 in Brazil’s Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park and burned 86,000 acres over the next six days. According to the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, the flames consumed 15 percent of the park.

This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Terra satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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