Dominic Point fire photographed by astronaut

Dominic Point Fire, Montana
Photographed by astronaut aboard the Space Station at 4 p.m. July 25, one hour after the fire was first reported

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station photographed the Dominic Point fire south of Missoula, MT about one hour after the fire was first reported on Sunday, July 25. The fire quickly grew to 897 acres but as Erica, a weather spotter who lives two miles from the fire reported to us in comments, rain and higher humidities moved in on Tuesday morning resulting in a very quiet fire since then.

The photo was shot with a Nikon D3X digital camera using an effective 1000 mm lens.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.