This map shows clusters of hotspots from the last 24 hours, provided by VIIRS sensor on Suomi-NPP satellite with a spatial resolution of 375 m. Each red dot represents the center of an area 1 km in radius, containing more than 3 detected thermal anomalies. In real life a hotspot typically means fire, although occasionally it can be other thermal anomalies, such as lava or gas flares (refineries, oil rigs, etc). The map can’t show the causes of the fires but almost all of them are man-made. In rare occasions they may be the result of dry lightning, a volcano or meteorite.
The imagery basemap shows VIIRS imagery from the Suomi-NPP satellite (NASA / NOAA / DoD) with a resolution of 375 m delivered daily. If zoomed in close enough it switches to the latest Sentinel-2 (ESA) imagery with a resolution of 10 m delivered every 5 days and sometimes more frequently (depending on the latitude).
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