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To the southeast of a dense cluster of agricultural fires (red dots), a pall of smoke hangs over northwestern India. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image on October 23, 2003.
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