Timor, Indonesia

Timor, Indonesia
  • Credit:

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

Southeast of the island of Timor (center), a phytoplankton bloom is coloring the waters of the Timor Sea, which separates Timor from northwestern Australia. To the north of Timor is Flores, which is home to numerous active volcanoes, and although the red dots in this image are due to thermal anomalies, in this case it is fire, and not volcanic activity.

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  • Data Date:

    June 28, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    July 7, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration