The main part of this spliced satellite image was obtained on 17 February, ten days after the devastating bushfires of Black Saturday. This was the first cloud-acceptable image of the fires and was acquired by the Landsat-5 satellite.
Close-ups of Kilmore East-Murrindindi, CHurchill-Teeralang, Bunyip State Forest fire and Beecworth included.
The raw image was processed to highlight burnt areas (dark red) and show fire fronts. Vegetation appears green and the smoke appears pale blue.