Photo Of The Day: Kuwaiti Oil Fires

Kuwait Satellite Image - Kuwaiti Oil Fires

A satellite image of the smoke from a few of the burning Kuwaiti oil wells dated on April 7, 1991.

“The plume boundaries/the maximum assumed extent of the combined plumes from over six hundred fires during the period of February 15 – May 30, 1991. The number of oil fires peaked between February 22 and 24, when the allied ground offensive began.” Wikipedia

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