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Massive Wildfires Burn for Weeks in Northern California
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Sep 27, 2017
Massive Wildfires Burn for Weeks in Northern California

This image shows the burn scar (bright/deep red colors) from the huge wildfires that have burned for weeks across areas of Northern California and just south of the Oregon border. The US Forest Service reported that in some areas, like the Eclipse Complex, over 78,000 acres have been affected by the fire. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite captured this color-enhanced infrared and visible channel image using bands 4, 2, and 1 on Sept. 26, 2017.

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