Severe fire weather was hampering firefighters’ efforts to keep bush fires under control in Northern Territory in early October 2007. Bush fires that had been burning for several weeks in remote areas were starting to approach property, according to news reports from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. This image of northern Australia from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows the location and extent of fires (outlined in red) on September 30, 2007.
The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides twice-daily images of Australia in additional resolutions and formats via a clickable map.
NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center