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Fires in Central and Southern Africa

Fires in Central and Southern Africa

Scores of fires were burning in the Democratic Republic of Congo (top), Angola (bottom left), and Zambia (lower right) on May 9, 2002, early in the southern Africa fire season. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

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