Fires in South Africa

Fires in South Africa
  • Credit:

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

On April 22, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured this image of numerous fires (red dots) burning in eastern South Africa. The small, landlocked country outlined in black is Lesotho.

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  • Data Date:

    April 22, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 28, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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