Fires in Baja California
Wildfires in Mexico in the northern part of the Baja California Peninsula, south of the city of Tijuana and just east of the city of Ensenada, release plumes of smoke blowing to the west over the Pacific Ocean. On the other side of the Baja peninsula this satellite image shows sediments from the Colorado River entering the Gulf of California.
This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on October 26, 2012. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC. Caption by Lynn Jenner with information from Earth Snapshot.