Fires in Western Russia

Fires in Western Russia
  • Credit:

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

Many fires (red pixels) were seen burning in Western Russia on April 10, 2002. Lake Peipus, which is located due south of the Gulf of Finland, is visible in the upper left corner of this scene. The still snow-covered Rybinsk Reservoir can be seen about 550 km (340 miles) due east of Lake Peipus. Moscow, Russia.s capital, is situated roughly 250 km (155 miles) due south of this reservoir. This image was captured by MODIS on April 10, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    April 10, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 20, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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