Signs of Spring Detected from Orbit

Passing over Washington, D.C., at 4 miles per second, the GeoEye satellite admires the flowers

Cherry Blossoms, Washington, D.C., April 4, 2009

Satellite image by GeoEye (See it big!)

GeoEye-1 shot this photo on April 4, 2009 from a height of 423 miles, as the spacecraft moved from north to south along the eastern seaboard of the U.S.

Note the pretty cherry trees along the tidal basin.