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Fires in Eastern Russia and Sakhalin Island

Fires in Eastern Russia and Sakhalin Island

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite on July 1, 2003, shows numerous fires in eastern Russia (left) and on Sakhalin Island (right). The fires, some of which are producing thick plumes of white smoke, are 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 Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC