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Fires in Tasmania—January 2019

Image captured on 28 January 2019, by the VIIRS instrument, on board the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite.

Fires in Tasmania on 28 January 2019 (Suomi-NPP/VIIRS)

False-color image of fires in Tasmania, Australia, acquired on 28 January 2019 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Suite (VIIRS) instrument, aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite.

This false-color image using VIIRS bands M11-I2-I1 is useful for distinguishing burn scars. The red dots indicate active fires at the time of the satellite observation, and the previously burned areas are in a reddish-brown. Use the comparison tool to view the difference between the landscapes on 15 January and 28 January.

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Last Updated
Nov 3, 2020