The wildfires burning in New South Wales were caught on camera from the International Space Station earlier on this week, but now the bushfires are getting so bad that the ones in Central Australia can be seen from NASA's weather observation satellite.
The above image featuring Central Australia and Ayers Rock was captured by NASA this week. Here's how it snapped them:
The image is from the instrument’s “day-night band,” which sensed the fire in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The brightest fires are white; some lights from human settlements are also visible. The lower image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, shows the same area during daylight hours.
The fire east of Alice Spring destroyed four buildings at Ross River Resort. One of the other closer to Ayer’s Rock forced authorities to evacuate Kings Canyon Resort in Wartarraka National Park.
Click here for a high-res image or check out the Tasmania fires which are also visible from space.