Southern India • Earth.com

Last update: June 27th, 2019 at 7:00 am

Numerous scattered fires (red dots) were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite across southern India on January 31, 2003. Fire are especially concentrated in the Nallamala Hills region of the Eastern Ghats along India’s Indian Ocean coast (right). Fires also drape down the Western Ghat Mountains on India’s Arabian Sea coast (left).

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

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