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Fires on New Guinea and Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Fires continued to burn across the southern part of the island of New Guinea on October 27, 2003. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image of dozens of active fires burning across both Iryan Jaya (left) and Papua New Guinea (right); fires have been marked with red dots.


Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published October 27, 2003
Data acquired October 27 - 27, 2003

Source:
Aqua > MODIS
Topic:
Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Fires