Fires and smoke in South Africa and Mozambique

Fires and smoke in South Africa and Mozambique
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team,NASA/GSFC

Smoke is pouring over southern Africa in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on August 20, 2003. Active fires (marked in red) were detected in Zimbabwe (top left) Mozambique (right), South Africa (lower left), and Lesotho (bottom center).

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  • Data Date:

    August 20, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 20, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration