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Fires in Guatemala and Southern Mexico – May 21st, 2013

17.3N 91W

May 21st, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

The locations of fires burning in southern Mexico, mostly on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and in northern Guatemala are marked by red indicators in this image. Smoke from the fires blows over both countries and spreads northwestward across the Gulf of Mexico.

Smoke Over Isthmus of Tehuantepec – May 20th, 2013

17.0N 95.6W

May 20th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – May 19th, 2013

Fires across southern Mexico continue to blaze, creating a thick cloud of smoke over the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the Yucatán Peninsula that also is blowing northward over the Gulf of Mexico. Red markers show the positions of individual fires through the veil of smoke.

Fires and Smoky Haze by Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico – April 18th, 2013

16.8N 96.3W

April 18th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – April 17th, 2013

Fires burning in Mexico, particularly near the Gulf of Mexico coast and Isthmus of Tehuantepec, create a hazy veil over the region. Upon opening the full image, the exact locations of the fires are marked by colored squares: red indicates high certainty of a fire, orange medium certainty, and yellow low certainty.

Isthmus of Tehuantepec Between Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean, Mexico

17.5N 94.5W

March 26th, 2013 Category: Snapshots

Mexico – March 23rd, 2013

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec is an isthmus in Mexico. It represents the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. At its narrowest point, the isthmus is 200 km (120 mi) across from gulf to gulf, or 192 km (119 mi) to the head of Laguna Superior on the Pacific coast. The northern side of the isthmus is swampy and densely covered with jungle.

The Sierra Madre breaks down at this point into a broad, plateau-like ridge. Since Sierra Madre de Oaxaca mountains flatten out to form Chivela Pass before the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountains resume to the south, geographically the isthmus divides North America from Central America.

Smoke Amidst Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, Mexico

17.3N 101.9W

March 6th, 2013 Category: Fires, Mountains

Mexico – March 5th, 2013

Smoke from fires ablaze in southern Mexico rests among the peaks of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range and also drifts over the Pacific Ocean near the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (lower right). Partially hidden by the smoke, the lush green high-altitude forests of the Sierra Madre del Sur are part of some of Mexico’s last remaining large tracts of relatively undisturbed forest.