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Stunning NASA image shows a 'world on fire'


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 2:45 PM - A stunning new satellite image from NASA's Worldview Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS), shows a planet consumed by wildfires.

The August 22 image, shows every active fire on the planet, indicated by a red point.

The most concentrated fires are in Africa, where many were likely deliberately set by farmers to better manage their land.

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Image Courtesy: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).

According to Global Fire Watch, there were 30,964 fire alerts between August 15 and August 22.

Canada is in the midst of one of its worst wildfire seasons on record, with hundreds of fires burning in British Columbia -- creating the worst air quality on the planet.

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