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Fires in Russia’s Far East

Fires in Russia’s Far East

In far eastern Russia on October 25, 2005, scores of fires were burning near the border with China when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead and collected this image. Actively burning fires detected by the sensor are marked in red. The fires are occurring in two dominant areas. The northwestern concentration of fires is in the Zeya River region, while the dense concentration of fires at image right is in the Amur River region.

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