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Sand and Soberanes Fires Still Blazing in California

This natural-colour satellite image of the Soberanes fire in northern California, was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on July 26, 2016. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red.

Wildfires rage across California and parts of the West

Rim fire, California This natural-color satellite image of the drought-fueled Rim Fire was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASAs Terra satellite on Aug. 25, 2013. The fire began on Aug. 17 and, as of Aug. 26, continues to burn on the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park, and Bureau of Land Management and state responsibility land. Over 224 square miles have been affected. Image credit: NASA/Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid…

Rough Fire Still Burning in California

Clouds over California are obscuring the telltale signs of fire activity. Smoke and clouds are intermingling in this natural-color image which was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite on September 12, 2015.

Bing Image Archive: Stone arch at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula -- Deepak Modi(Bing United States)

NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on August 19, 2015. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. Image credit: Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC

Polo (Eastern Pacific)

At 5 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 22, Tropical Depression Polo's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph (55 kph) and additional weakening is forecast during two days. In fact, the National Hurricane Center expects Polo to become a remnant later in the day.

SEE IT: NASA images capture desperation of California’s drought

Image from NASA "NASA satellite image showing impact of drought on California’s farms, forests and wild lands."