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EarthDesk

6.2.1
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EarthDesk converts your desktop into a breathtaking rendering of planet Earth. Complete with flawless geographical detail, real-time moon phases, and natural cloud-cover effects, EarthDesk captures the third planet in all its glory.
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Normally $9.95, this deal also includes 1 year of access to Hi-Res Clouds!

EarthDesk replaces your static desktop picture with a rendered image of Earth showing correct sun, moon and city illumination.

With an Internet connection, EarthDesk displays near 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.

CRISP, REALISTIC IMAGES

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.

GLOBAL CLOUD COVER

EarthDesk displays near real-time global cloud cover (internet access required), letting you track storms and volcanic eruptions, or simply admire our beautiful planet. You can also adjust the overall transparency of the cloud layer.

Standard resolution clouds are free, while high-resolution clouds require a separate cloud key.

GAZETTEER

EarthDesk's gazetteer uses the same database as Time Palette, providing detailed geographical information for 10,000 cities worldwide. Your selected cities can now be labeled on the map.

CUSTOMIZABLE

EarthDesk's new Presets option lets you name and save collections of settings - even for multiple screens. Toggle between them with ease!

New to EarthDesk 6 is the ability to watch the sun, moon and International Space Station move across the screen. You can also add grid lines, such as the equator or the Arctic Circle.

With so many options at your fingertips, gazing at the Earth from space has never been easier!


Discussion

What does it do?
Convert your desktop into a breathtaking rendering of planet Earth.
Who is it for?
Anyone looking for a serene new desktop background.
Requirements
OS X 10.6 or later
Developer
Xeric Design, Ltd.

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