Wildfires Burn Along South Africa’s Southern Coast • Earth.com

Last update: January 20th, 2021 at 9:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at wildfires burning along South Africa’s southern coast.

The local South African government requested the photos be taken as part of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters program, which provides assistance during natural disasters.

This particular section of coastline is located near the South African cities of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

The Outeniqua Mountains stretch across the top of the photo.

This image was taken by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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