Fires in Western Australia • Earth.com

Last update: June 19th, 2019 at 9:00 am

By January 24, 2006, wet weather had dampened a bushfire burning in the Darling Range Mountains south of the city of Perth in Western Australia. The previous day, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of thick smoke billowing westward across Geographe Bay (image left). The actively burning portions of the fire that MODIS detected are outlined in red.

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

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