Fire by Victoria-NSW Border Releases Circular Smoke Cloud, Australia – March 17th, 201037.5S 149.5E
Smoke from fires near the southern coast of Victoria, Australia, trails over the Bass Strait towards Tanzania. They appear to be located mostly in national parks or forest reserve areas.
The most prominent fire is located to the upper right, by the Victoria-New South Wales (NWS) border. It is releasing a large, circular cloud of smoke. Also, to the south, a green and blue phytoplankton bloom is visible in the Bass Strait below the veil of smoke.