Scorching temperatures and dry conditions kept fire danger high across Queensland in early November 2008. This image of the central part of the state was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board NASA’s Aqua satellite on November 6, 2008, and it shows places where the sensor detected active fires outlined in red. Beneath a scattering of small clouds, the landscape varies between shades of tan (grassland) and deep green (forest and woodlands). The more tree-covered areas are generally mountainous areas, and many of them were experiencing fires.
Acquired October 17, 2009, this true-color image shows fires burning along the Queensland coast. Red outlines indicate actively burning fires. With a few exceptions, wind blows smoke from the fires toward the northwest.