EarthDesk 4.6 | 16.08 MB
EarthDesk replaces your Macintosh desktop picture or Windows wallpaper with a stunning dynamic image of our planet continuously updating in the background while you work. With an internet connection, EarthDesk displays real-time global cloud cover, allowing users to track hurricanes and typhoons, or simply admire our beautiful planet. User options allow you to adjust the overall transparency of the cloud layer. Unique to EarthDesk is accurate rendering of moonlight on the Living Earth satellite map. To create this stunning effect, the phase of the moon and reflectiveness of the Earth's surface are used to determine correct coloring of the image, ensuring a realistic view of the Earth from space.
EarthDesk uses the same Atlas database technology as Time Palette, providing the application with detailed geographical and time zone information for 10,000 cities throughout the world. The Atlas maintains comprehensive rules for Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time), giving EarthDesk a level of accuracy unmatched by other applications. EarthDesk gives you numerous options for configuring map images on your desktop. Maps can be centered on a city, so that the map remains stationary while the sun and moon move. Alternatively, the map center may be locked to the position of the sun or moon so that the shadow remains fixed, while the map moves.
- Real-time clouds (updated at 3-hour intervals) with transparency and moonlight reflection.
- Accurate sun, moon and city lighting.
- High quality twilight shading.
- Automatically updates when waking from sleep.
- Moonlight shading can be turned on or off.
- Complete multi-display support.
- Eleven different map projections.
- Enhanced satellite, political and natural maps.