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Widlfires and Haze over Borneo

Widlfires and Haze over Borneo

The Indonesian island of Borneo (top) is barely visible beneath a blanket of smoke from numerous fires burning there—the smoke is so thick in fact, that the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) that captured this image had trouble pinpointing the active fires (red dots). Inspection of previous images shows the abundance of fires. At the bottom of the image is Java.

Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC