Last update: August 24th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
This true-color image shows smoke spreading eastward over a large region in the midwestern United States and Canada. The smoke was generated from a number of intense wildfires burning to the west in both countries. This scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite, on Aug. 22, 2003.
Credit: Image by Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory, based upon data courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team at Goddard Space Flight Center