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Blue Planet shows you wonderful satellite images of the Earth as your desktop background. The map changes in real-time as the sun travels across the sky, illuminating different parts of the world and leaving others in the shadow of the night.


  • Choose from four gorgeous maps.
  • Use Apple's Core Location technology to show your current location on the map.
  • Center the map on your location or have it follow the sun's course across the sky.
  • Display the map under or above the icons on your Desktop.
  • Launch Blue Planet automatically when you start your Mac (optional).

What's New

Version 1.2.1:
  • Fixed an issue with determining your location


  • OS X 10.7.4 or later

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Psifi Member IconReview+6

I bought this app and I have to say I’m very impressed with it. I have been using OSXPlanet for some years and would have continued with it, if it was Lion compatible. It’s not, and it most probably will never be, so I went looking for an alternative. I tried EarthDesk and found it pretty limiting and overpriced.

Then I came across Blue Planet.

It seemed to do pretty much everything that EarthDesk did, except display clouds in real time, and it’s a fifth of the price.

Have tested both apps, I found Blue Planet was a simpler setup. I did, however, want a couple of features it doesn’t have – so I contacted the developer and he was most receptive to suggestions.

You can’t put a price on that!

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Version 1.1.1

JUst an FYI,
I have an iMac running 10.7.2 and OSXplanet runs fine on it

Macferi Member IconReview+2

I don't see any clouds in real time. If this is just an animated rotation of a static map then it is not worth the expense. EarthDesk in contrast gives you a real view including clouds.

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Version 1.1.1
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 2,841
Version Downloads 154
License Commercial
Date 10 Apr 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $4.99