The current destructive wildfire that continues to burn in California has actually been captured by a satellite from NASA. The Soberanes fire near Monterey, California has reportedly been captured by a NASA satellite on Sunday afternoon, as the blaze continued to swallow up tens of thousands of acres of land.
Excerpt From Space.com:
The fire, which has been burning for a little more than three weeks, had destroyed over 33,000 acres on Saturday (July 30), according to the Los Angeles Times. But in just a few days, the engulfed area has expanded to include 43,400 acres (67.8 square miles or 175.6 square kilometers) according to the state wildfire management agency, Cal Fire. The image of the fire, trailing white smoke out over the Pacific Ocean, was captured with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite at 4:35 p.m. EDT (20:35 GMT). The red lines on the image show actively burning areas detected by MODIS.