Fires in Colombia and Venezuela
Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
In the three hours that elapsed between the Terra satellite’s overpass and the Aqua satellite’s overpass, dozens of fires were started in Colombia (left) and Venezuela (right). The fires, which are marked with red dots, have spread a thin layer of haze over much of Colombia. Because of the large number of fires that sprang up during the day, it is likely that they were started to clear land.