Black Saturday Bushfires
Black Saturday bushfires raged across the state of Victoria, Australia, throughout the month of February, when this image was taken. The red squares mark active fires, burning near the Great Dividing Range and threatening the water supply of Victoria's capital and most populous city, Melbourne. (Melbourne sits near the top of Port Phillip Bay, the large bay on the left.)
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey.