1. Fires and smoke along the Garden Route, South Africa

Fires and smoke along the Garden Route, South Africa

Image captured on 3 November2018, by the MODIS instrument, on board NASA's Terra satellite.

Fires and smoke along the Garden Route, South Africa on 3 November 2018 (MODIS/Terra)

This is an image of fires and smoke along the Garden Route, South Africa. This image was acquired on 3 November 2018 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument, on board NASA's Terra satellite.

Use the comparison tool to look at the difference between the landscape on 23 October to 3 November 2018 with the Bands 7-2-1 Corrected Reflectance image from MODIS/Terra. This band combination is useful for distinguishing burn scars as a result of the fires (area in dark red on the right B side of the comparison tool, compared with green on the left A side). The bright red areas on the B side, northwest of Plettenberg Bay, show the actively burning fire front.

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Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018 at 8:12 AM EST