Vegetation hot spot over Northern Brazil

This true-color Terra MODIS image from October 3, 2002, shows a vegetation hot spot over northern Brazil. The hotspot is visible as a bright green streak running north and south through the center of the image crossing the Amazon River (bottom) and the Represa (Dam) de Balbina Lake (middle). The term “hot spot” does not mean that this portion of the vegetation is any hotter than the surrounding vegetation; rather, it indicates a light phenomenon. Light from the sun is hitting that streak of vegetation at such an angle that the light bounces straight into MODIS “eye” and creates a glare.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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