On August 10, 2004, scores of fires were burning across the island of Borneo. Fires were burning in the Sarawak region of Malaysia, which occupies the northern part of the island, as well as the Kalimantan region of Indonesia, which occupies the southern part. Fires are especially concentrated in the West, around the coastal city of Sinkawang (lighter green area south of the western tip of the island). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image as well the location of active fires (marked in red). 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