Last update: September 16th, 2019 at 12:15 am
On April 7, 2008, smoke from hundreds of fires mingled with clouds over eastern India, Myanmar (Burma), and China. Locations where the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite detected fires are marked in red. Most of the fires are likely human-caused, either agricultural fires or accidental forest fires.
Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey