The biomass burning season in southern Africa appears firmly underway in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the Aqua satellite on May 8, 2003. Thousands of fires were detected by MODIS across Democratic Republic of Congo (top) and Angola (bottom) and are marked with red dots. The top of the image is clouded with smoke.
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.