Fires and smoke in Mozambique and South Africa

Fires and smoke in Mozambique and South Africa
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres,MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Smoke hangs over southern Africa on August 20, 2003, from the scores of active fires burning in the region and in places farther north. The active fire detections made by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite across Zimbabwe (top left), Mozambique (right), South Africa (lower left), and Lesotho (bottom center) have been marked in red in the image.

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  • Data Date:

    August 20, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 20, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration