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Fires Scattered Across Arnhem Land, Australia – September 19th, 2012

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September 19th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia – September 17th, 2012

Plumes of smoke from fires in Australia’s Northern Territory are scattered across the landscape, particularly in the region known as Arnhem Land (click here for previous images). Most of the smoke is blowing towards the west-northwest; the plumes in the lower left quadrant fan out over a larger area.

Fires Near Shores of King Sound, Western Australia – September 5th, 2012

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September 5th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia – August 31st, 2012

The plumes of smoke from three fires burning on the Dampier Peninsula, in Western Australia, join together before blowing west-northwestward over the Indian Ocean. The fires are located near the shores of King Sound. Sediments from rivers such as the Fitzroy pour through the sound and out into the ocean, creating interesting green patterns in the water as they diffuse.

Searing Heat and Bush Fires Continue to Affect Australia – January 16th, 2013

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January 16th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia – January 11th, 2013

Since early January, bush fires have been raging across some of the most populous parts of Australia, feeding off widespread drought conditions and high winds during the country’s hottest spring and summer on record. On Monday, Australia’s hottest day on record, the national average was 104.59 degrees Fahrenheit (over 40 degrees Celsius). Four months of record-breaking temperatures stretching back to September 2012 have produced what the government says are “catastrophic” fire conditions along the eastern and southeastern coasts of the country, where the majority of Australians live.

Firefighters struggled to contain huge bushfires in Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, which have scorched around 500 square miles of forest and farmland since Tuesday. Fires on the island state of Tasmania off the country’s southern coast have destroyed more than 300 square miles since Friday. No confirmed deaths have been reported in connection with the fires, but about 100 people have been unaccounted for since a fire destroyed around 90 homes in Dunalley, Tasmania, last week. State agricultural officials say that tens of thousands of cattle and sheep are believed to have been killed in the fires, which have torn through some of the country’s most productive agricultural and farming regions.

Smoky Haze over Western Australia and Northern Territory, Australia

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September 24th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – September 3rd, 2012

A grey, smoky haze hangs over the border area of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and extends northwestward over the Timor Sea (upper left quadrant). In the full image, many individual fires can be discerned, particularly near the coastline of the Van Diemen Gulf (above, center) and the Gulf of Carpentaria (right).

Thick Smoke from Northern Territory Fire, Australia

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September 21st, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – September 17th, 2012

The northern Australia bushfire season continues to affect the country’s Northern Territory as winter moves into spring (click here for previous images). This image focuses on a large blaze inland, although upon opening the full image many other fires can be observed, particularly along the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria.