Fires in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Fires in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Widespread agricultural burning continues throughout central Africa, and smoke and fires were detected by NASA's Aqua satellite. Most of the fires were burning in the southern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Angola.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of smoke and fires burning in central Africa on June 14, 2014 at 12:15 UTC (8:15 a.m. EDT/U.S.). The multiple red pixels are heat signatures (red) detected by MODIS. The smoke appears as a light brown color.

Image: NASA Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Text: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Rob Gutro Larger image

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