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Fires in Mexico and Central America

Fires in Mexico and Central America

Fires continue to burn across southern Mexico and Central America, sending smoke across the Gulf of Mexico. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is from the Aqua satellite on May 17, 2003, and shows active fires marked with red dots.

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