Fires in the Yucatan and Central America
Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory
The dry season is drawing to a close in southern Mexico and Central America, but numerous fires were still burning on May 10, 2006, filling the skies with smoke. This image centered on the Yucatan Peninsula, was captured by the MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite. Places where the sensor detected fires are marked with red dots. Grayish smoke hangs over the scene, drifting northward over the Gulf of Mexico.