With this NASA tool, you can see all the active fires in the world on your mobile

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NASA’s Fire Information System for Resource Management (FIRMS) shows Near real-time active fire data thanks to satellite observation of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Array (VIIRS). MODIS works with a spatial resolution of one pixel per kilometer, while each VIIRS pixel represents 375 meters.

The data collected by this system is made publicly available (in English) from the NASA website, where we can see a map with red squares that represent the thermal anomalies or active fires detected by satellites.

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It must be taken into account, however, that these anomalies can also be due to hot smoke, agricultural activities or other sources such as volcanoes or gas flares. In addition, NASA warns that clouds can hinder these fire detections and obscure certain areas.

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That said, just enlarge the map and move around it to check which hot spots are currently active (current). The website itself allows you to consult data on the outbreaks registered in the last 24 hours or even throughout the week.

Also offers a history to check its evolutiona tool to measure, a function to take screenshots, the option to share the map on social networks, etc.

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Visualization of maps in GeaMap

This same active fire map is also available through Geamap, which has drawn up its own map on a global scale with the information collected by NASA satellites. Here we can also access different display modes (topographic, satellite, etc.) and a tool to measure distances.