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.
Haze from fires is thick over the Indonesian island of Borneo in late summer and fall 2002. Scores of wildfires (red dots) were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instruments on the Terra and Aqua satellites.