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Dramatic NASA Image Shows Fires From Space

The image covers 152 miles of the Southland.

By Scott Weber
|  Wednesday, Sep 2, 2009  |  Updated 3:30 PM PDT
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Dramatic NASA Image Shows Fires From Space

NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

The image is shown in an approximate perspective view at an angle of 46 degrees off of vertical. The area covered by the image is 152 miles wide.

NASA released a dramatic image of the Los Angeles fires as seen from space.

The image covers 152 miles of the Southland. Smoke from the Station fire is seen covering the San Gabriel Mountains along with parts of the City of Los Angeles and Orange County, and can be seen drifting for hundreds of miles to the east over the Mojave Desert.

It was taken mid-morning on Aug. 30 by NASA's Terra satellite. You can view a high resolution version at NASA.gov.
 

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