An Inaugural Crowd

An Inaugural Crowd
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
An estimated two million people descended upon the nation’s capital on Jan. 20, 2009, to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th U.S. president. In this false-color image, the National Mall appears green and brown; the large brown spot visible between the Capitol Building and its reflecting pool is a result of the large crowd that was already gathered there when this image was acquired at 10:31 a.m. High-altitude wispy clouds and jet contrails can also be seen above the city.

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  • Data Date:

    January 20, 2009
  • Visualization Date:

    May 22, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 5 - TM
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