Burning Man's Temporary City

Satellite image showing reflection of soil.

Detailed Description

Burning Man is named for the wooden effigy set ablaze at the end of the weeklong celebration in the temporary metropolis of Black Rock City.

Band 7 of Landsat 8’s Operational Land Imager is sensitive to moisture in and above the soil. It makes the silty water that runs through the playa on May 22, 2017 pop in bright aqua.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 40.778050320000 / -119.207057180000

Location Taken: NV, US