Burning Man 2011 Festival In Nevada Desert Captured From Outer Space (Photo)

By on Sep 4, 2011 in Amazing, Arts, Astronomy, Lifestyle, Science, United States, World Comments
Burning Man Festival

Burning Man 2011 Festival in Black Rock, Nevada
Image Credit: Space.com

The Burning Man 2011 festival in the Nevada desert was captured by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite on Thursday, September 1, 2011, according to reports by several international news sites on Sunday, September 4.

A photo of the annual event, with approximately 50,000 attendees, was reportedly taken by the tiny Proba-1 microsatellite at an altitude of about 373 miles (600 kilometers). The Burning Man image shows the campers and their tents over the Black Rock Desert, 120 miles (193 km) north of Reno.

According to ESA, Proba-1 was able to take four black-and-white photos, with about 16 feet (5 meters) resolution, of the yearly art and self-expression festival from outer space.

Burning man festival is an annual event held around Labor Day was started in 1986. This year’s week long celebration, which started last August 29 and will end on September 5, marks the 25th anniversary of the festival.

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