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Fires in South-Central Russia

Fires in South-Central Russia

In the Altay region of south-central Russia, scores of fires (red dots) were burning on May 14, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image. In the west (left), the fires are producing abundant smoke, which stretches north and east across the top of the scene.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center