Last update: June 17th, 2019 at 12:15 am
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.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS? maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.
Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC