The Suomi-NPP satellite captured this True Color image of the eastern coast of Australia on Nov. 12, 2019, showing the intense bushfires around New South Wales that have lasted for the past five days. The Bureau of Meteorology in Australia recorded a downturn in the weekend’s fire intensity due to a cold front that is moving between New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
On Oct. 2, 2019, the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite zoomed in on the Decker Fire, which began burning nine miles south of Salida, Colo. on Sept. 8, 2019. Caused by a lightning strike and fueled by dry conditions and gusty winds, the fire has grown significantly, charring more than 3,700 acres thus far.
Heat from the Woodbury Fire, located east of Phoenix, is shown in red in this June 18, 2019, false-color imagery captured by the Suomi-NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument.