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The original Sunlit Earth Dashboard Widget for Mac OS X returns! This simple and aesthetic widget will display the sunlit portion of the Earth, position of the Sun and lights at night.

Images of the Earth used by the widget are courtesy NASA and NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).

Painting top layer and bathymetry created by Don Carona based on bump maps courtesy of J. Hastings.

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Version 4.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Current Version (4.x)


Downloads 16,231
Version Downloads 2,643
License Free
Date 02 Feb 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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