Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: Fires are raging in the northern part of the Kimberley region of Western Australia and generating a lot of smoke, blowing to the west. The Kimberley in Western Australia is great wilderness area that covers almost 423,000 square kilometers. It is also sparsely populated and contains rugged ranges and coastlines. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of fires and smoke blowing west on May 2, 2012, at 0520 UTC (1:20 a.m. EDT). The fires are marked by red dots and smoke from the fires appears a light brown in color.
Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Rob Gutro
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