Fires in New Guinea and Cape York Peninsula • Earth.com

Last update: August 22nd, 2019 at 2:00 am

FIRES IN NEW GUINEA AND CAPE YORK PENINSULA, AUSTRALIA

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on the Aqua satellite saw dozens of active fires, marked with red dots, burning throughout New Guinea and the Cape York Peninsula in Australia. The most intense fires are sending plumes of smoke eastward over the Gulf of Carpentaria (south) and the Arafura Sea (north). This image was acquired on September 18, 2003.

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