Fires in Baja California •

Last update: November 19th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Wildfires burned in Baja California on September 23, 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of a group of fires just south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Small fires burn north of Ensenada, the largest fire in that group producing a visible plume of smoke. South of Ensenada, another fire burns, and it produces a larger, thicker plume of gray-brown smoke. The smoke plumes blow toward the southwest, over the Pacific Ocean.

Credit: NASA image courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott.

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