Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
On April 11, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image of fires (red dots) burning in eastern India, southwest of the Ganges River, which stretches out diagonally across the image. Fire activity has risen and fallen over the past month as agricultural activities get underway. Fires are also visible beneath the clouds along the eastern coast.
Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC