Large fires in Mongolia burning at the border of Russia and Mongolia on May 1, 2006, when the MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the region. The actively burning portions of the fires are outlined in red, and plumes of thick, brownish-gray smoke blow southeast. Dark, almost charcoal-colored burn scars are spread across the landscape.
At upper left, snow still covers mountain peaks despite the arrival of spring more than a month before. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the fires. Youll see actively burning areas outlined in red. Also their accompanying large burn scars (dark brown). The smoke is blowing southeastward.