GeoEye-1 Satellite Image (0.5m) Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii
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(Image credit: DigitalGlobe and Courtesy of Satellite Imaging Corporation)
This half-meter resolution satellite image shows the Pearl Harbor Memorial, located about two miles west of the Honolulu Airport in Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. GeoEye tasked its GeoEye-1 satellite on Dec. 7, 2011 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack on Dec. 7, 1941. The image specifically shows the USS Missouri (center), a museum ship docked at Battleship Row, and crowds of people standing in formation on the dock. The USS Arizona Memorial (upper right) was built over the remains of the sunken battleship USS Arizona, which can be seen below the white memorial under the water’s surface. The Arizona Memorial is managed by the National Park Service and is now a part of the dedicated WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The GeoEye-1 satellite is the highest resolution, commercial Earth-imaging satellite and flies 423 miles above the Earth at an average speed of 17,000 mph, or four miles per second.