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Fires Near Lake Malawi, Africa

Fires Near Lake Malawi, Africa

West and south of southern Africa’s Lake Malawi (top right) scores of fires (red dots) were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on September 19, 2004. Fires are especially abundant in Mozambique (bottom right).

NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, from data obtained courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.