Fires in Eastern Siberia

Fires in Eastern Siberia

Numerous large forest fires were burning in Russia’s Far East on July 19, 2010, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this photo-like image. Actively burning areas that MODIS detected are outlined in red, while thick smoke shrouds the forested landscape below. The body of water at lower left is a bay at the northeastern end of the Sea of Okhotsk.

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  • Data Date:

    July 19, 2010
  • Visualization Date:

    July 19, 2010
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration