20 May '11, 8pm

Amazing image shot from the #ISS of the Horseshoe 2 Fire in Arizona: #nasa #photo

The Horseshoe 2 fire, located along the southeastern flank of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona, began on May 8, 2011, at approximately 11:00 a.m. The fire is thought to have been started by human activities. This astronaut photograph illustrates the area (approximately 8,900 hectares, or 22,110 acres) and position of the fire within the mountains on May 15, 2011, as well as an extensive smoke plume extending to the east-northeast over a distance of at least 60 kilometers (approximately 40 miles). As of May 19, 2011, the fire had burned an area of nearly 14,000 hectares (approximately 34,400 acres) of grasses, shrubs, and trees along the mountain slopes. The Chiricahua Mountains are included within the Chiricahua National Monument located near the borders of Arizona, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico. Elevations in the mountains range from approximately 900 ...

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Horseshoe 2 Fire, Arizona: Taken May 15, 2011, ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 May '11, 10pm

The Horseshoe 2 fire, located along the southeastern flank of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona, began on M...

Horseshoe 2 Fire, Arizona: Taken May 15, 2011, ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 May '11, 10pm

The Horseshoe 2 fire, located along the southeastern flank of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona, began on M...

@weeddude This is the fire my bother is on... H...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 May '11, 4am

The Horseshoe 2 fire, located along the southeastern flank of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona, began on M...

Busy 2011 Fire Season in Mexico

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 May '11, 11pm

May usually marks the end of the fire season in Mexico. Sometime during the month, the first wet-season rains begin to fal...

Busy 2011 Fire Season in Mexico: The widespread...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 May '11, 10pm

May usually marks the end of the fire season in Mexico. Sometime during the month, the first wet-season rains begin to fal...

Sediment Plume in Lake Pontchartrain [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 May '11, 4pm

The Bonnet Carré Spillway delivered a plume of thick sediment to Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain in mid-May 2011. Taken on ...