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Fires in Southeastern Australia
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Fires in Southeastern Australia

April 26, 2013
Scores of fires, most of them probably related to agriculture, were burning in the southeastern part of Australia on April 26, 2006. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are marked in red. The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides daily images of the area in a variety of resolutions and formats, via a clickable map of the continent. Credit: NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.