Last update: September 21st, 2019 at 9:00 am
Made from a combination of visible and infrared light, this image of southern Greece shows the widespread impact that recent devastating fires have had on southern Greece. In this kind of satellite image, vegetation appears bright green and burned areas appear brick red. Numerous large burn scars sprawl along the western part of the Peloponnesus Peninsula. Other parts of the country are dotted with burned areas as well. This image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on August 29, 2007. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are outlined in red.
Credit: NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center