Incredible Photo Shows D.C. Black Lives Matter Mural is Visible from Space

Planet Labs shared a stellar photo Friday on Twitter of the mural that spans two blocks of 16th Street

The Black Lives Matter mural painted in Washington D.C. is so big, that it can be seen from space!

Planet Labs shared a stellar photo Friday on Twitter of the mural that spans two blocks of 16th Street.

According to their page, Planet Labs is the largest earth observation satellite network. They share a ‘near-daily’ global dataset.

Each letter measures 35ft high and take up the width of the two lane road in the nation’s capital.

On Friday, Mayor Muriel Bowser commissioned ‘Black Lives Matter’ to be painted on the street that leads to the White House ahead of a huge planned demonstration this weekend that could see as many as one million people.

She also renamed a portion of Lafayette Square as Black Lives Matter Plaza.

A portion of the street, where Trump had his photo-op, has also been renamed ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’ (pictured)
In this image provided by the Executive Office of the Mayor, Bowser stands on the rooftop of the Hay Adams Hotel near the White House and looks out at the words ‘Black Lives Matter’

According to NBC Washington, the painters were part of a crew hired by the city’s Department of Public Works.

Additionally a section of 16th Street, where protestors were teargassed to clear a path for Trump’s photo-op has been officially renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza.

‘There was a dispute this week about whose street this is,’ John Falcicchio, Bowser’s chief of staff, said in a tweet.

‘Mayor Bowser wanted to make it abundantly clear that this is DC’s street and to honor demonstrators who (were) peacefully protesting on Monday evening.’

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Matthew Wright and Mary Kekatos