Incredible images of Australian Wildfires

These incredible images of Australian Wildfires by International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield, captures the scale and devastation that are now flaming parts of Australia.   Image © NASA/Chris Hadfield

Above image: Huge smoke plumes from wild fires in Australia were visible from the ISS on January 8, 2013.
images of Australian WildfiresHuge plumes of smoke from bush fires in Australia. NASA/Chris Hadfield.

Australian record high temperatures

The bushfires are being fueled by record high temperatures. Australian meteorologists have added an extra color to its heat map to account for unprecedented temperatures reaching 129 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celcius).

You can see images from the MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite taken on January 7, 2013 at the Earth Observatory.