Liaoning Province, China • Earth.com

Last update: June 25th, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Eight fires can be seen burning and emitting smoke in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image of Liaoning Province, China, that was acquired February 14, 2003, by the Aqua satellite. The fires are outlined in red and the smoke appears as a semi-opaque gray haze over the fires and stretching toward the northeast. But what really draws the eye in this image are the clouds of fog on the waters of the Liaodong Wan and Korea Bay. The clouds seem to flow south from the Shangtaizhe Kou river outlet, out into the bay, and south down the peninsula’s coast. In Korea Bay, the fog hovers over a number of islands and thins out into streamers off the coast along the China – North Korean border (right edge).

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

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