This series of true- and false-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) are centered on Kazakhstan in western Asia. The images begin in late July and extend into early August 2002. At the bottom center of the images (bottom right on August 2) is the Aral Sea. Numerous fires were detected by MODIS and are marked with red dots. In the false-color images, vegetation is bright green, and the burned areas are enhanced. Active fire detections are indicated with red dots.