On June 27, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of wildfires burning in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), a region in northeastern Russia. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fire. The image is centered at 122° East longitude and 63° North latitude.
- ITAR-TASS (2013, June 25) Over 320,000 hectares of woodland destroyed by wildfires in Far East. Accessed July 2, 2013.
- ITAR-TASS (2013, June 17) Two more EMERCOM planes sent to Yakutia hit by wildfires. Accessed July 2, 2013.
- Russia & India Report (2013, June 25 About 120 forest fires are raging in Russia. Accessed July 2, 2013.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.