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Posted on April 4th, 2017

Your Imagery Work Break – 2016 Hajj Pilgrimage

(Images Courtesy: DigitalGlobe. Processed by Apollo Mapping for improved color accuracy and clarity.)

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Are your April showers there yet? I hope they arrive in Boulder soon – in the meantime, get outside for a quick work break. But before you go, check out this image of the 2016 Hajj pilgrimage to Masjid al Haram (or the Grand Mosque) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia collected at about 10:59 AM on September 16, 2016 by the 50-cm color satellite WorldView-2. While it is unclear the exact dates of the 2016 Hajj as its start cannot be predicted upfront, there are flocks of people that can be seen throughout this image as they stand out prominently on the white surfaces of the mosque. Each year, at least two million Muslims take part in the annual pilgrimage to Mecca; if you would like to read more about the pilgrimage, check out this nice summary.

Have a great rest of your workday!

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