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Fires on Sumatra, Indonesia

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, dozens of fires were burning on June 17, 2004. When the Aqua satellite passed over the region, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image along with numerous fire detections. Areas where fires were detected are outlined in red.

Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.