Bushfires in Southeastern Australia
February 20, 2014
The Bangor fire entered its 23rd day on February 10, 2014, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image. Active fire areas are outlined in red, and burned land is charcoal black. The fire is burning quickly through dense scrub in steep, hard-to-access terrain. On February 12 (February 11 US Eastern time), the fire was threatening four communities—Wirrabara Forest, Wirrabara Township, Stone Hut, and Laura Township—prompting the South Australian Country Fire Service to issue a warning. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using data from the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE). Caption by Holli Riebeek.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Space technology, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Environment, Bushfires in Australia, Wirrabara, South Australia, Aqua, Terra, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer