Australia: The European Space Agency (ESA) minisatellite Proba-V has captured an enormous smoke plume from a bushfire raging south of Perth in Western Australia. The 300-meter-resolution false-color image you can see above shows the blue-gray smoke over Geographe Bay on Jan. 7, 2016. This fire has burned down an area exceeding 700 square kilometers.
Proba-V’s main camera has a swath width of 2,250 kilometers, and collects light in blue, red, near-infrared and mid-infrared wavebands at 300-meter resolution. The central field of view is capable of capturing images in 100-meter resolution.