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What the bushfires look like from space.

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Images taken by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2 satellite on January 3 

Infrared emissions highlighted in bright orange show active fire fronts and hotspots.

This image, captured on January 30, shows a more recent footprint, and the smoke it's still sending billowing over nearby towns.

On January 20, the Central Plateau fire burning near Great Lake was already showing its might.

By January 28 it seemed to have grown in every direction, destroying the wilderness around it.

A satellite image taken on January 30 shows how the fire, having burnt through more than 56,000 hectares, was still sending smoke over towns to its east.

  • Satellite images by Sentinel 2