Wildfires near Sydney, Australia

Wildfires near Sydney, Australia
  • Credit:

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

This true-color image over Sydney, Australia, was taken on December 29, 2001, by the MODIS sensor flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite. The scene shows more than a dozen wildfires (red pixels) burning around the city, while their grey smoke plumes fill the skies.

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  • Data Date:

    December 29, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    January 8, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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