Fires on Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Fires on Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Large fires continue to burn throughout the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on October 31, 2002, and shows the fires marked with red dots.

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  • Data Date:

    October 31, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 4, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration