Fires in Madagascar

Fires in Madagascar
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This true-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on the Aqua satellite shows scores of fires (red dots) burning across Madagascar, off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. This image was captured on June 30, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    June 30, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    July 2, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration