Minimize Earth from Space: Parana

The ParanĂ¡ River cuts through this image of southern Brazil from the Envisat satellite.

In the area pictured, the river marks the borders of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso do Sul to the north and west, Sao Paulo to the east and ParanĂ¡ to the south.

Near the centre of the image, smoke from a fire was captured blowing southwest from its source.

This image was acquired by the MERIS instrument on Envisat on 19 March.

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Credit: ESA (European Space Agency)

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