Fires in Madagascar • Earth.com

Last update: May 28th, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Scattered fires were burning across western Madagascar on June 2, 2004, and were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. The active fire locations have been marked in orange in this scene. Along the coast, the island’s characteristic reddish soils run off into the ocean and disperse in a greenish cloud.

Credit: Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC

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