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Fires in Northern Namibia

Image captured on November 22, 2021, by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite.





True-color corrected reflectance image of fires in Northern Namibia on November 22, 2021. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. This image is a false-color Red-Green-Blue (RGB) composite where Red is Band 7, Green is Band 2, and Blue is Band 1. This combination is most useful for distinguishing burn scars from naturally low vegetation or bare soil and for enhancing imagery of flooded areas. Vegetation appears green, water is black, burn scars are red, and actively burning fire fronts are bright red. To the right of the burned area is an area in white/beige that is the Etosha Pan in Etosha National Park. It is a salt pan that is mostly dry, but will occasionally fill with a thin layer of water after a heavy rain.

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