On April 20, 2007, numerous fires were burning across southeastern Australia. When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the region, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image showing numerous fires (locations marked in red) in New South Wales and Victoria. Large fires in the northern Barry Mountains were churning out thick smoke, while to the southeast, scattered fires dotted the Gippsland region along the coast.
The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides the image in additional resolutions and formats.