The Washington Mall From Space

A satellite view of an emptier DC

GeoEye-1 Looks at the Washington Mall

GeoEye-1 (See it bigger!)

Who knew that the Capitol Building's roof was bright green? I sure didn't, until I saw this photo of the DC Mall taken by GeoEye-1, the most powerful commercial optical satellite in orbit.

This image was taken on December 29, 2008 while it was crossing the Mall at 17,000mph from an orbit of about 430 miles.