Here are some detailed global images of vegetation health, including several drought indices, fire danger and soil saturation maps as derived from the Suomi-NPP satellite.  In addition to global maps you can view each variable by country.  The detail is amazing!  You can find out more about them at at or go directly to the viewer here.  Note that this year’s conditions are quite a bit worse than last year’s.  Dr. Vernor Suomi was my major professor for my MS in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, neat to see this satellite named after him!