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Fires north of Athens on 22 August
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- Title Fires north of Athens on 22 August
- Released 24/08/2009 4:32 pm
- Copyright ESA, 2009
Envisat’s Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) acquired this image of Greece on 22 August 2009 at 08:37 UTC (11:37 Greece local time). The smoke from the fires raging in the area of Grammatikos, north of Athens, is visible. Pushed by strong northerly winds, the smoke extends far to the south, up to 200 km, and covers the eastern part of the city of Athens.