Choose from 4 gorgeous daylight maps:
- Planet Pixel Emporium by James Hastings-Trew.
- Natural Earth raster map.
- NASA Blue Marble satellite image from 2002.
- NASA Blue Marble Next Generation satellite image from 2005.
Blue Planet replaces your desktop background with gorgeous satellite imagery of the Earth.
The map's day and night areas change live as the day progresses.
“It's just awesome to look at. You can even change what [part of the Earth] is in the middle of the screen. … Go ahead and buy it, It'll make your screen a little better.”
“Does everything it says, runs well and isn't CPU intensive. I like it and find it so cool to see where it's light and dark out. … If you like what you see in the screenshots, get it; I really enjoy it.”
“Pretty slick app, enhances your desktop the way it should be. Mother Earth from a satellite! Try it, you'll love it!”
A beautiful image of Earth's city lights by NASA Visible Earth.
Using Apple’s Core Location technology (Internet access required).
Day/night areas are updated in real-time. Optionally, switch to interactive mode to simulate any time and date.
As the sun illuminates different portions of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Save a snapshot of the current map to an image file. Great for sharing via Facebook and Twitter.
Requires Mac OS X 10.7.4 or higher and a 64-bit Intel Mac (which is pretty much any Mac shipped since late 2006).
Fully supports Macs with high-resolution retina displays.
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