29 Jun '16, 7pm

The #ErskineFire burning 100mi NW of @NASAArmstrong is California's largest so far in 2016.

View Image Comparison View Both Images A wildfire burning northeast of Bakersfield, California, is the state’s largest so far in 2016, according to news reports . It has also been called the season’s a most destructive fire. As of June 27, the Erskine fire had scorched 18,368 hectares (45,388 acres), destroyed at least 250 structures, and was responsible for at least two deaths. The top image shows the region at 3:34 a.m. Pacific Time on June 26, 2016. It was acquired with the day-night band (DNB) of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite. The DNB can detect relatively dim signals such as city lights and reflected moonlight. In this case it also shows the glow of wildfire. The second image shows the fire later that same day. This natural-color image was acquired with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrum...

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