The other day I wrote about how the GeoEye-1 satellite would be taking images of President Obamaâ€™s inauguration from 423 miles up â€” in space. This could have only worked on a clear day, so that clouds werenâ€™t blocking the view. Good news: It was a clear day, and the pictures (above and below) look great.
The pictures show the view from the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the surrounding areas. See those things that look like ants? Yeah, those are people â€” millions of them.
The GeoEye-1 is also known by some as the â€œGoogle Satelliteâ€ because Google has the rights to use some of its images for its Google Earth and Google Maps products.
Inauguration, as seen from space