Fires in Mexico and Guatemala
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Fires in Mexico and Guatemala

May 16, 2008

Scores of fires (locations marked in red) were burning in Mexico and northern Central America on May 11, 2008, when the MODIS on the Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this image. Fires are widely scattered across the Yucatan Peninsula to the west of a bank of clouds.

Farther south, a large patch of dense forest spans the Mexico-Guatemala border. Fires cluster around the southern perimeter of the forest patch. The fires in the mountains of central Guatemala are especially smoky.

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