Fires Raging in Angola
Angola seems to be a hot spot with agricultural and other wildfires seen by NASA satellite on June 4. NASA’s Aqua satellite spotted a great number of smoke trails and fires when it passed overhead at 1240 UTC (8:40 a.m. EDT/U.S.).
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies onboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image. The multiple red pixels are heat signatures (red) detected by MODIS. The smoke appears to be a light brown color. The fires in Angola were generating a great deal of smoke, seen blowing to the northeast. Some of the fires seem to be concentrated around several reserves. In the north, many fires and a lot of smoke are seen streaming from fires in the Reserva Especial do Milando and Reserva Natural Integral do Luando. To the east, more smoke and fires are coming from the Parque Nacional de Camela.
Image: NASA Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Text: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Rob Gutro