Scattered Fires Across Eastern South Africa

Scattered Fires Across Eastern South Africa

Compared to the image from the previous day, this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite on November 8, 2002, indicates that the highest concentration of fires (red dots) burning in South Africa has shifted from east of Lesotho (circular country near bottom of image) to west of Swaziland (circular country near right center edge).

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  • Data Date:

    November 8, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 13, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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