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Fires in Mexico and Central America

Fires in Mexico and Central America

This image from May 5, 2002, shows more than a hundred fires (red dots) burning in Mexico and Central America.This image was captured by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite. In Mexico, the fires appear to be ocurring in greater concentration along the Pacific Coast.

Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of this scene at the sensor’s fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapidfire site.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC