The Woolsey Fire leaves behind a massive burn scar • Earth.com

Last update: November 14th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows the enormous burn scar left behind by the Woolsey Fire in southern California.

After burning almost 97,000 acres and destroying 1,452 structures, the fire is 94 percent contained and is expected to be fully contained by Thanksgiving.

This false-color image was captured on November 18, 2018 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

According to NASA, the colors in the image have been enhanced for a more natural appearance.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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