Fires in Northern Australia • Earth.com

Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

A straight line of fires (marked with red dots) in Australia’s “Top End” is probably the result of aerial burning, where prescribed fires are set using incendiaries dropped from aircraft. Scattered fires are spread throughout the region in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite on June 19, 2003.

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

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