Image: Fires in Nepal

April 15, 2013
Agricultural fires are set all over the world at different times to prepare the soil for the planting of new crops. Several fires in India and many dozen fires in Nepal have been set and are burning in this image from April 13, 2013. This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite. 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.

Agricultural fires are set all over the world at different times to prepare the soil for the planting of new crops.

Several fires in India and many dozen fires in Nepal have been set and are burning in this image from April 13, 2013.

This natural-color was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite.

Actively burning areas, detected by 's thermal bands, are outlined in red.

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