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Fires in the Northern Territory, Australia—October 2019

Image captured on 21 October 2019, by the MODIS instrument, on board the Aqua satellite.

Fires in the Northern Territory, Australia on 21 October 2019 (MODIS/Aqua)

Image showing fires in the Northern Territory, Australia, acquired on 21 October 2019 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Instrument, on board the Aqua satellite.

This false color image using MODIS bands 7-2-1 is useful for distinguishing burned area. The reddish brown areas indicate burned areas at the time of the satellite observation. Use the comparison tool to view the difference between the true color and false color image. The smoke emanating from the fires is more visible in the true color image.

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Last Updated: Oct 28, 2019 at 1:11 PM EDT