Fires in Southwestern Australia • Earth.com

Last update: November 12th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Multiple fires burned in Western Australia south of Perth on October 16, 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image the same day. Red outlines, associated with high surface temperatures, mark the location of actively burning fires. The two largest fires, one north and the other south of the city of Bunbury, produce thick plumes of smoke that blow toward the coast.

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory images courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Michon Scott.

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