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Wildfire Northeast of Dnieper River and Black Sea, Russia

50.3N 35.7E

August 16th, 2010 Category: Fires, Lakes, Rivers

Russia - August 4th, 2010

The lower parts of this image are occupied by the Black Sea (furthest south) and the Sea of Azov (connected to the former, slightly north of it). The Sea of Azov appears more greenish in color.

The surrounding land belongs to Ukraine (upper left quadrant) and Russia (remainder of image). The bay generally freezes from December to May; however in this image taken in late April, it is completely clear of ice and its waters appear tinged green with sediments.

The river flowing across the image and into the Black Sea to the west of the Crimean Peninsula is the Dnieper. It flows from Russia, through Belarus and Ukraine, to the Black Sea, for a total length of 2,285 kilometres (1,420 mi).

Black Sea (larger, below) and the Sea of Azov (smaller, above). The land belongs to Turkey (below), Georgia (center right), Russia (upper right quadrant) and Ukraine (upper left quadrant).

Moving northeastward into Russian territory, a fire can be seen in the upper right quadrant. It appears to be situated in a forested area about halfway between Moscow and the Ukrainian border. Russia has been plagued by such wildfires this summer (click here for previous articles).

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