Wildfires near Sydney, Australia

Wildfires near Sydney, Australia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Bush fires surrounding Sydney continue to burn feverishly, and vast smoke plumes ascend from the southeastern coastline of Australia and extend out over the Tasman Sea. This true-color image from NASA's Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) was made from data collected on January 5, 2002. More than a dozen active fires are burning in the region, as indicated by the thick plumes of greyish smoke streaming southeastward.

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  • Data Date:

    January 5, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    January 5, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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