Here is NASA’s geographical rending of fires of 2012 in the Western Hemisphere. Compiling active fire activity detected by MODIS from the Terra and Aqua satellites from January 1 through October 31, 2012, the map clearly indicates a trend of smaller agricultural fires in Mexico and the southeast US as well as large wildfire in big yellow that spanned wide and burned continuously.

Wow.

It very interesting and impressive, unless you’re from Russia, because then pffft.