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Fires in Mexico and Central America

Fires in Mexico and Central America

In northern Guatemala (lower right) fires were raging and choking the skies with smoke on the afternoon of March 18, 2003. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image was captured by the Aqua satellite and shows fire detections marked with red dots.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC