Amazon Fires In Brazil Can Be Seen From Space

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil have hit record numbers, and satellites have been able to capture imagery of them. According to NASA, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on its Aqua satellite captured images of several fires burning in the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará and Mato Grosso on Aug. 11 and Aug. 13.

There have been 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region, Brazil’s space research centre, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), said. This marks an 84% increase over the same period of 2018 and is the highest since records began in 2013, INPE added. Amazonas, the largest state in Brazil, recently declared a state of emergency over the forest fires, said Euro News.

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