8:12am

Wed June 12, 2013
Wildfires

See Six Wildfires Burning In Colorado And New Mexico From Space

The southwest is dry and faces another long wildfire season. That's a reality demonstrated by this satellite photo posted by NASA Tuesday.

The photo comes from the Aqua satellite and MODIS instrument (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) and was taken June 11.

Visible in the photo and in order starting from the top:

Colorado

  • Big Meadows Fire
  • Black Forest Fire
  • Royal Gorge Fire

New Mexico

Source - H/T to the NASA Earth Observatory on Twitter