Posted on August 6th, 2019

Your Imagery Work Break – 2018 Hajj Pilgrimage

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

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Well as sad as this is to say, the end of summer here in the States is just around the corner, so enjoy every last minute of those dog days that you can by heading out for a long work break and maybe even a walk! But before you head out, spend a few minute gendering this 30-centimeter WorldView-3 satellite image collected over the 2018 Hajj Pilgrimage at Masjid al Haram (or the Grand Mosque) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on August 22, 2018. We have covered the Hajj in past editions of Your Imagery Work Break, and this time our focus is: (1) on the amazing Makkah Royal Clock Tower which is at the bottom of the image here – did you know it’s the fifth largest free standing structure in the world at 1,972 feet (601 meters)? And (2) on the scale of the construction surrounding the central courtyard, which when completed at a cool $100 billion dollars is expected to host some 30 million pilgrims! Not to mention (3) the huge mass of people you can see worshiping at the center of this image – cool stuff folks.

Have a great rest of your workday!

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