Australia: This is what the fires look like from space in 2020

The fires in Australia have given much to talk about these days and now we will see how fires look from space.

This image shows us an impressive bright red spot that stands out on the planet and is not a small part, but can be seen with total clarity.
This image shows us an impressive bright red spot that stands out on the planet and is not a small part, but can be seen with total clarity.


The Australian fires perspective from high altitude.

Australia is experiencing the worst environmental crisis in its history, which has already claimed the lives of at least a billion animals and destroyed entire ecosystems, affecting all forms of life.


Australia fire from space.
Australia fire 2020.



A sad scene in australia

Interestingly, the smoke created by the fires recently reported in Australia has reached other parts of the world, including Chile. But apart from being an impressive spectacle, it is a sign of the misfortune that we as human beings have brought to our world.

And so satellite images of how fires look from space have been revealed.


Australia's fires 2020 from space

Currently, more than 2,500 firefighters are working to stop the fire that continues to spread day by day. These images that you could see here were shared by NASA itself and were taken with the Himawari 8 satellite. 

But it is worth mentioning that all that red is not necessarily fire, but it is the heat sensors of the satellite camera that make it look that way. 


Here's another picture of Australia taken from the Terra satellite.

  • Here's another picture of Australia taken from the Terra satellite.


Australia wildfires 2020

Now we just have to find a way to support this cause and the firefighters who are working every day to contain these fires that are spreading at an incredible speed.

In fact, several celebrities have decided to donate to the cause, among which we can see Sir Elton John, Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie. In addition, Metallica later joined these donations with a significant amount of money.

Fires and Smoke Engulf Southeastern Australia

Fires and Smoke Engulf Southeastern Australia
Forecasters predicted extreme fire conditions in southeastern Australia for the weekend of January 4–5, 2020, and they were correct in their assessment. The natural-color image above was acquired on January 4, 2020, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Smoke has a tan color, while clouds are bright white. It is likely that some of the white patches above the smoke are pyrocumulonimbus clouds—clouds created by the convection and heat rising from a fire.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, fires in australia 2020.

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