NASA images smoke from gorse fires

As the Belfast Telegraph notes, smoke from the fires across the UK and Ireland are clearly visible in the stunning satellite images from NASA/GSFC’s MODIS Rapid Response System.  This is a cropped, smaller, version of an image taken at 12.50pm [BST] on 2 May at a resolution of 500 metres.  Red is used to indicate the site of a fire.  (Image credit: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response System)

And a close-up of the visible smoke plumes. 

Note to Belfast Telegraph – See “About Rapid Response Imagery”.