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Fire Near Guajira Peninsula, Colombia

11.4N 72.3W

April 22nd, 2013 Category: Fires, Sediments

Colombia – April 21st, 2013

Jutting off the coast of South America is the Guajira Peninsula, in northern Colombia (left) with a small strip belonging to northwestern Venezuela (right). Visible near the Venezuelan side are sediments in the Gulf of Venezuela and the entrance to Lake Maracaibo (below). A fire can be seen, marked by a red square, near the Colombia-Venezuela border south of the base of the peninsula.

Fire Near Sydney, Australia

33.8S 151.2E

April 2nd, 2013 Category: Fires

Australia – April 2nd, 2013

A large, white plume of smoke from a wildfire blazing in a forest near the city of Sydney (visible as a tan area by the coast), in New South Wales, Australia, fans out as it blows southeastward. Earlier this year, the region was stricken with fires due to soaring temperatures, a lack of rain and high winds.

Fire Southeast of Lake Chapala, in Michoacán, Mexico

20.2N 103W

March 31st, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – March 30th, 2013

Situated on the border between the Mexican states of Jalisco and Michoacán, at 45 kilometers south of the city of Guadalajara, is Lake Chapala (upper left quadrant). Visible southeast of the lake is a fire releasing a plume of smoke towards the south, in Michoacán. The state is crossed by the Sierra Madre del Sur, the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and the Inter-mountain Valleys region.

Dust Over Red Sea and Persian Gulf

28.7N 42.1E

March 27th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

Saudi Arabia – March 26th, 2013

Dust blows from Saudi Arabia westward across the Red Sea. In the full image, dust can also be seen blowing across the Persian Gulf, to the east, and a fire is visible in Iraq, near the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab, on the northern end of the gulf.

Fire Near Gulf of Fonseca, Nicaragua

13.1N 87.6W

February 5th, 2013 Category: Fires

Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador – January 23rd, 2013

The Gulf of Fonseca, part of the Pacific Ocean, is a gulf in Central America, bordering El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. The gulf region forms part of the eastern border of El Salvador and is composed of a wide variety of coastal environments, including islands, mangrove forests, sand beaches, and rock cliffs. This environment has been subject to relatively little modification and preserves a rich flora and fauna. The Gulf of Fonseca’s natural resources still support traditional fishing and gathering of molluscs and crustaceans. Here, what appears to be a plume of smoke from a fire can also be seen blowing southwestward off the coast of Nicaragua, southeast of the gulf.