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Hundreds of Agricultural Fires in India

10.30.2014
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite detected dozens of fires burning in India on October 30, 2014.

Smoke and Haze Over China

10.29.2014
Smoke and haze hang over a large portion of eastern China in this image captured by the Aqua satellite on October 29, 2014.

Fire and Snow Falling on the Ukraine

10.28.2014
In this image collected by NASA's Aqua satellite on October 27, 2014, dozens of hot spots have been detected by the MODIS instrument in Ukraine.

Fires in the Southern United States

10.23.2014
In this image taken by the Aqua satellite of the southern United States actively burning areas as detected by MODIS’s thermal bands are outlined in red.

‘Pulse of Our Planet’: Watching Earth’s Vital Signs

10.23.2014
On Sept. 10, “Vital Signs: Pulse of Our Planet” premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, showcasing some of NASA’s most exciting Earth observations of our dynamic planet.

Fires in Eastern China

10.21.2014
China is a well-known user of fire to clear agricultural fields of debris. In this satellite image hundreds of hot spots fill the image.

Fires in Northern India

10.21.2014
The location, widespread nature, and number of fires suggest that these fires were deliberately set to manage land.

Fires in the Cape York Peninsula, Australia

10.20.2014
Although the Queensland Rural Fire website does not show any fires in this area, the Australian Government's Sentinel Hotspot website shows numerous hotspots.

Fires in the Egypt River Delta

10.20.2014
This NASA satellite image is of the Egyptian River Delta. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red.

Fires Dot the Ukraine Countryside

10.14.2014
Numerous fires (marked with red dots) are burning in the Ukraine, likely as a result of regional agricultural practices.

Fires in the Punjab Region of India

10.14.2014
he Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite detected dozens of fires burning in India on October 12, 2014.

Prescribed Burns in Western Australia

10.14.2014
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite detected fires burning in Western Australia on October 14, 2014.

Smoke and Fires in China

10.14.2014
NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image of China with the MODIS instrument on October 14, 2014.

Applegate Fire in California Closes Parts of I-80

10.09.2014
The Applegate Fire has closed lanes on the east side of I-80. The fire began on October 8, 2014 and has spread to 420 acres.

Fires in Papua, Indonesia and New Guinea

09.29.2014
According to a NASA story from 2009, "human activities in this area of the world have contributed to the growing fire emissions issue.”

King Fire in California Still Blazing

09.24.2014
Over 92,960 acres have been burned by the King Fire since it began on September 13, 2014.

King Fire Rages On in El Dorado National Forest

09.22.2014
Evacuations of 2,819 people have occurred in the wake of the huge King Fire blazing out of control near the Eldorado National Forest.

Wildfire in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

09.22.2014
A fire began in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana, Africa, when a campfire grew out of control and could not be put out by the campers.

Bushfires in Australia's Northern Territory and Queensland

09.22.2014
NASA's Terra satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on September 18, 2014.

Wildfires in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

09.22.2014
Most of the fires captured in this image burn in Khabarovsk Krai, a territory occupying the coastline of the Sea of Okhotsk.

Agricultural Fires in the Ukraine

09.18.2014
Numerous fires (marked with red dots) are burning in Eastern Europe, likely as a result of regional agricultural practices.

California's King Fire East of Sacramento

09.17.2014
California's King Fire tripled in size from Monday, September 15 to Tuesday morning, September 16, and current weather conditions are doing nothing more than helping it along.

Smoke Wafts Over the Selway Valley in Idaho

09.17.2014
Smoke from the fires in the Selway Complex and the Johnson Bar fire is wafting into the Selway River valley.

36 Pit Fire in Oregon

09.17.2014
The 36 Pit Fire began on September 13, 2014. The fire is human-caused and is still under investigation.

Dry Conditions and Lightning Strikes Make for a Long California Fire Season

09.17.2014
The fire season in California has been anything but cooperative this year.
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