Fires in Asia and Smoke over the Pacific Ocean
Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On April 1, fires (red dots) in eastern Russia (top) and China (bottom) were billowing smoke that stretched out over Sakhalin Island (top center) and Hokkaido, Japan (right of center). Large, dark brown burn scars are associated with many of the fires. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.