NASA’s SuomiNPP satellite captured from ISS the wildfires of Tasmania, Australia.

Credit: NASA

Extremely dry and hot conditions caused larged fires which have been burning for almost 2 weeks in central and southeast Tasmania, Australia. By the end of January, 44 fires were reported. Smoke from some of the fires was reported to be visible as far away as New Zealand.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows. Fire near Hobart fueled by heatwave spread smoke in the area.

Credit: 時事ドットコム

Reference: Fortnight Fires in Tasmania (NASA Earth Observatory)
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