Last update: August 24th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
On July 9, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image of Arizona (left) and New Mexico (right) along with numerous active fire detections, which are marked in red. The two ?hot spots? at the base of Mt. Lemmon in Arizona are from the Aspen Fire, while the large, easternmost cluster of red outlines in New Mexico is from the Dry Lake Complex Fire.
Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC