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Satellite Image of Burning Man in Black Rock Desert

satellite image burning manGeoEye-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image of ‘The Burning Man” – Black Rock Desert Northern Nevada

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This half-meter resolution satellite image of the Burning Man was collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite on September 1, 2009. An annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada.

Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the American Labor Day holiday. The 2012 Burning Man Festival is August 27 to September 3. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.

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