Smoke Over the Gulf of Mexico • Earth.com

Last update: June 25th, 2019 at 5:12 pm

On May 9, 2003, smoke from scores of fires burning across southern Mexico and Central America spreads northward over the Gulf of Mexico (center) and the southern U.S. The fires, detected by MODIS and marked with red dots, have been burning for several months.

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

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