Obama’s First Inauguration Seen From Space

This is one of the most incredible images we have found on the Internet. It shows the Inauguration of President Obama in 2009. I don’t know about you, but I was there, and I don’t think I’ve ever been colder in my entire life.

I subsequently came down with a horrible cold and was sequestered in my bed for a week. Was it worth it? Yep, it was an incredible experience, the likes of which, I’ll never experience again.

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Barack Obama Inauguration 2009
Barack Obama Inauguration 2009

Make sure you clicked on the image, because the larger version is incredible. You can study this one for a really long time.

Source: Satellite Imaging Corporation

Don’t miss some of our other posts on Presidential inaugurations. This one of President McKinley includes some really old film footage. This one of Rutherford B. Hayes is really old. And, this one of Eisenhower is a cool view from the air.

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  • jfinmvt

    Shouldn’t this say, “in 2009” since that’s when the inauguration actually happened?

  • Spinner

    Fascinating photo. And the photo was taken at 11:19, almost an hour before the Inauguration started, and you can clearly see huge numbers of people still enroute to the Mall (check out the people coming in SW of the Botanic Garden and moving north on 14th Avenue.)

  • John Bernhardt

    The people look ants …