Ongoing fires in northwest India contribute to a pall of haze that stretches eastward along the foothills of the Himalayas on October 22, 2002. In this true-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Aqua satellite, fires are marked with red dots.
Active fire detections in India near the fertile lands near the Indus River probably signify seasonal agricultural burning. These images were captured in mid-October 2002 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer.
Scores of active fires were burning in eastern India and the mountainous provinces of northwest Burma (Myanmar) on March 9, 2009, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this photo-like image.