Fires in Tasmania

Fires in Tasmania
  • Credit:

    NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.

On April 26, 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the island of Tasmania, south of Australia, and captured this image, which showed numerous fires (marked in red) burning. Several of the fires are accompanied by long smoke plumes, which stretch generally westward.

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  • Data Date:

    April 26, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    April 26, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration