Fires in Sumatra • Earth.com

Last update: June 3rd, 2020 at 6:00 am

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, dozens of fires were burning on June 17, 2004. When the Aqua satellite passed over the region, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image along with numerous fire detections. Pixels in which fires were detected are marked in yellow.

Credit: Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Credit: Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

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