Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Great View of the Inauguration Crowd

GeoEye, Inc., released this astonishing image from its GeoEye-1 satellite this afternoon. After you've clicked on that link, the photo you see is only part of the high-resolution image that you can (and should) download via the link on that page. More information about the image can be found here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Incredible.

Adam (anonymous again apparently)

Xtreme English said...

great image!! thanks so much for posting it. CNN said they were gonna show it t'other day, but i missed it if they actually did.

ronnie said...

I read that some Professor who specializes in crowd-counting estimated the crowd at only 800,000. Frankly, I don't believe it. There has to have been at least a million people there.

By the way, folks, have you seen this photo composed from 220 individual photographs? You can zoom in on individuals in the crowd. Awesome!

Adam said...

Holy mackerel, I don't know if I'm more amazed or frightened by Ronnie's link!

You can see Biden's hair plugs for heaven's sake.

And where's Cheney? Didn't want to venture out of his lair for the historical event, I guess.

Sherwood Harrington said...

See the guy to Bush's left in the wheelchair with the weird hat and the cane? That's Dick. He supposedly injured his back moving boxes the day before, but I think it was all part of his Dr. Strangelove routine.