Fires in Africa captured by a NASA satellite

Fires in West Africa
NASA's Aqua satellite image shows agricultural burnings in West Africa
Credits: NASA

Agricultural burning is widespread in Africa and fires keep on breaking out in different regions.

This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Sprectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on January 28, 2014 and shows the Sahel region in West Africa in the middle of its burning season. Fires are marked with red points, smoke is easily recognizable.