Posted on October 6th, 2020

Your Imagery Work Break – 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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We love work breaks.

We hope you like them as well!

As October arrives so does Fall here in the Northern Hemisphere and in honor of this amazing season, it is time for a work break! But before you head out, take a quick gander at this high off-nadir (or an image collected when the satellite was titled towards the ground) 41-centimeter WorldView-3 data collected over the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on August 8th. The 10-day event drew an estimated 462,000 attendees during COVID-19 days to Sturgis, South Dakota, most of them not wearing masks or social distancing. Whether you believe the scientific models or not, we may never know the true number of COVID cases seeded by this perhaps largest social gathering of 2020. But common sense tells you it certainly increased the COVID infection rate in the USA and as a result led to the untimely deaths of Americans.

Have a great rest of your workday!

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

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