Hot spots from balefires in the Czech Republic
Violet spots in AVHRR, which are hot spots caused by balefires.
15 September 2022
30 April 2015
By Martin Setvak (CHMI)
This is a folklore tradition in many parts of Europe (parts of Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Sweden) of lighting fires on the evening of 30 April.
This tradition is probably from Celtic origin (or maybe even older) and is related to the Celtic holiday called Beltane .
On the Metop-A Night Microphysics RGB the fires can be seen as red spots, particularly clustered in Germany.