Satellite Image of Inauguration

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


This is very cool.

Here is a half-meter resolution image of the US Capitol and National Mall taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite Tuesday morning during President Obama’s inauguration. Two million people from this altitude look like ants.

For a larger resolution, click this LINK.

H/T to our friends at Boing Boing.

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4 Responses to Satellite Image of Inauguration

  1. Big Hank says:

    What an amazing satellite picture!

    Image if we had this technology when John Kennedy was sworn into office? So the Washington police said this morning the crowds reached 2 million people. This image captured 2 million Americans peacefully gathered to celebrate our new president.

    Thanks for posting it.

  2. Estacada says:

    Wow! So this is what the occupants of the International Space Station would have seen looking down at the inaugural yesterday?

    Indeed, very cool.

  3. Tiny Dancer says:

    This is a beautiful picture. For one moment in time, it was as if the entire world was in Washington DC and united behind one man, one purpose. We will never see anything like this again.

  4. Kristin says:

    Great picture!

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