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Burning Man Can Be Seen From Space (Photos)

Burning Man is a one-of-a-kind festival that takes place in the desert in Nevada, attracting tens of thousand of people every year. It is well-known for its extraordinary art installations, outrageous costumes and interesting transportation methods. Maxar Technologies just released some satellite images of the festival on Twitter, and they're amazing. Not only is the festival 100% waste and money free, it's also a perfectly symmetrical miniature city that's build out of nothing. And we want to go. Real bad.

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  • picture of burning man's arc seen from space
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    Via Space

    This shape that you see is the 'playa': the festival's temporary city where it's tens of thousands of participants live during the week. The playa always takes this shape, with villages, art installations and individual camps circling the burning man, which is in the middle of the arc.


  • gif showing the center of burning man's playa being set up
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    This GIF shows the festival in it's early stages of being set up, from August 7 to August 26, 2019. The circular structure in the center is where the burning man will be. Seeing the festival from this distance makes the viewer realise the magintude of the playa.


  • satellite image of burning man traffic
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    Traffic entering the desert can get pretty slow; this image shows the roads days before the festival started. Some people drive, others catch a bus, and some fly airplanes to get to Burning Man festival.


  • gif showing burning man festival being created in the desert
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    This GIF shows us how the festival comes from nothing but bare desert. Honestly, it beats us how they get the arc shaped so perfectly.


  • picture of the makeshift roads created at burning man festival
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    These light lines in the desert are 'roads' that the participants have created. Spot those planes?


  • gif showing early stages of set up at burning man
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    This GIF shows the very early stages of Burning Man, before the arc took place.


  • picture of art installation being built at burning man
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    One of the many art installations at Burning Man.


  • picture of burning man festival at night
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    The playa glowing at night. Look at the darkness around the festival. They truly are out in the middle of nowhere.

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