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Numerous fires were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on May 14, 2002. Fires have been burning across Russia for several weeks.
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