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Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 8:09 am

I dont know if anyone has posted this link before, but I don't want you to miss out on this cool website :P

http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Earth/action?opt=-p

you are able to see where it is day and night, and the location of the moon and the sun, and what it looks like from their position looking back at motherearth.
 
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 8:18 am

Wow! Excellent website- thanks for sharing
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 8:29 am

Somewhere online I picked up a 20" x 40" print of the "Earth at Night" satellite composite photo for only $80. The print essentially consisted of the same night view you present here but was a composite showing night across the entire globe at once. I say only $80 as this was actually on (Fuji) photo paper and well printed - not on poster stock.

I ordered a custom frame (black anodized) with a dark blue matting surround (think the color of the message postings on a.net). I don't want this to appear as an ad so I guess you'll have to search yourself or message me if anyone is interested (I am not affiliated with this product but I thought it might be of interest here).
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 8:35 am

If you go to this website, you can download an active version of this which can be updated every minute, with changes in cloud cover too.

http://codefromthe70s.org/desktopearth.asp

From my desktop:
Big version: Width: 1280 Height: 800 File size: 143kb
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 8:41 am

Quoting Raffik (Reply 1):
Wow! Excellent website- thanks for sharing

you're welcome

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 3):
If you go to this website, you can download an active version of this which can be updated every minute, with changes in cloud cover too.

http://codefromthe70s.org/desktopearth.asp

From my desktop:

wow awesome!! I gotta download it!

edit: just installed it and I love it! Programs like this usually cost money

[Edited 2006-05-12 01:51:19]
 
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 9:01 am

What has this world come to?  Angry

You people have been duped. Earth is flat. It even says so in the bible. Shame on all of you.

Matthew 4:8
 
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 9:33 am

I've seen wall 'clocks' that do the same thing. But that desktop is pretty sweet.
 
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 11:07 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 4):
edit: just installed it and I love it! Programs like this usually cost money

Theres a lot more fancier programs but you have to pay for those.  Sad However for just a background like this...works for me!
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 11:43 am

Wow, I have never seen that before. thanks for posting it  Smile
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 1:02 pm

Thats pretty cool....
 
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 3:45 pm

You can get something similar in the Star Alliance screen saver: http://www.staralliance.com/star_alliance/star/frame/main_10.html

Not my favourite alliance, but it's fun to watch the dots depicting their flights.

Apparently the flight tracks are based on actual schedules - not realtime but the effect is still amazing.
 
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 3:48 pm

No problem guys, glad you like it  Smile

Quoting ANother (Reply 10):
You can get something similar in the Star Alliance screen saver: http://www.staralliance.com/star_alliance/star/frame/main_10.html

Not my favourite alliance, but it's fun to watch the dots depicting their flights.

Apparently the flight tracks are based on actual schedules - not realtime but the effect is still amazing.

Yeah that is very cool! I had it installed on my computer some time ago. The only thing is that I think it is going too fast, but very cool indeed
 
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RE: Awesome Website!

Fri May 12, 2006 7:32 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 11):
The only thing is that I think it is going too fast, but very cool indeed

You can adjust the speed in the settings tab.

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