Burning Man is one of the most iconic music and arts festival in the entire world. Simply nothing on its scale exists elsewhere. While larger music festivals do exist, Burning Man is by far the largest festival held in such a remote location. This, of course, causes all sorts of interesting anomalies.
The National Weather Service Reno branch uses a satellite to detect light anomalies on the West Coast of America in the hopes of finding wildfires before they grow to dangerous blazes. Over the weekend, their Satellite pinged the location of Burning Man as a potential wildfire due to an unbelievable amount of light radiating from an area that should be entirely black.
Kind of cool right? Stay tuned for more news around Burning Man 2018 as it becomes available.
GOES-16 satellite is not only showing several wildfires burning in northern CA and southern OR, but also was able to pick up on Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert tonight from ~22,500 mi away! These fires are the faint red areas showing up near where the arrows are pointing. pic.twitter.com/nLBFx6XmEz
— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) September 2, 2018