The Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite, observed more than a dozen wildfires (red pixels) burning in Northern Australia. This true-color scene was acquired on April 2, 2002.
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