Fires in Central Africa As Seen From Orbit


Fires in Africa

Widespread agricultural burning continues throughout central Africa. Smoke and fires in several countries were seen by the Suomi NPP satellite.

Most of the fires were burning in the southern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola.

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke on August 1 at 7:55 a.m. EDT (11:55 UTC). Actively burning areas, detected by VIIRS are outlined in red.

Credit: NASA/Jeff Schmaltz/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team Larger image

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