Fires in Mexico and Central America

Fires in Mexico and Central America

The bright blue water of the Gulf of Honduras contrasts sharply with the smokey pall over Guatemala and Belize in this photograph taken from the International Space Station. Fires in the Yucatan Penninsula and northern Central America began burning in early April, and intensified by the end of the month.

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  • Data Date:

    May 1, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 14, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    ISS - Digital Camera
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration