Wildfires near Chernobyl, Ukraine

April 13th, 2020 |

Suomi NPP VIIRS Day/Night Band (0.7 µm), Near-Infrared (1.61 µm and 2.25 µm) and Shortwave Infrared (3.74 µm) images (credit: William Straka, CIMSS) [click to enlarge]

Suomi NPP VIIRS Day/Night Band (0.7 µm), Near-Infrared (1.61 µm and 2.25 µm) and Shortwave Infrared (3.74 µm) images (credit: William Straka, CIMSS) [click to enlarge]

Suomi NPP VIIRS Day/Night Band (0.7 µm), Near-Infrared (1.61 µm and 2.25 µm) and Shortwave Infrared (3.74 µm) images (above) showed visible and thermal signatures of a cluster of wildfires burning west of the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant on 13 April 2020. The fire had reportedly burned about 8600 acres during the previous week.