Last update: November 22nd, 2019 at 11:00 am
A dense cluster of agricultural fires burning in northwest India filled the skies over much of India and Pakistan with smoke in late October and early November 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image on November 4. The fires, marked with faint red dots, are clustered in the upper right corner of the image. The smoke, which may be mingled with urban pollution and dust, seems to follow the course of the plant-lined Indus River to the Arabian Sea.