STS048-71-90
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Spacecraft nadir point: 4.8° S, 113.7° E

Photo center point: 3.5° S, 113.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 293 nautical miles (543km)
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Image Caption: These many and intense land clearing fires in the Kalimantan region of the island of Borneo, Indonesia (3.5S, 113.5E) are indicative of the many deforestation activities on a worldwide scale. In order to feed and house ever increasing populations, more cleared land is required for agriculture to feed ever increasing populations. More pasture lands are needed for livestock. And, more cleared lands are needed for housing.