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Live Satellite Imagery for your Desktop Background

kydronepilot profile image Michael Galliers ・1 min read
  • I built an open source Electron app, SpaceEye, which sets up-to-date satellite imagery as your desktop background.
  • Views come from geostationary weather satellites and the high resolution images (up to 4K) are hosted by NOAA.
  • Currently runs on macOS and Windows (Linux support coming in the future!).

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My initial inspiration for this project was to make a Windows version of a similar Mac-only app. After researching Electron though, I decided to make a single, open source, cross-platform app with a uniform UX for those who use both Mac and Windows.

This project is completely open source and available on GitHub.

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Live satellite imagery for your desktop background

SpaceEye

Live satellite imagery for your Mac or Windows desktop background.

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  • Recommended: Download from the Microsoft Store by clicking the link above (Microsoft account not needed; US and Canada only).
  • Alternative: Follow the installation instructions to download and run the installer from the latest GitHub release (available everywhere)
    • Note: You will have to dismiss warnings about the download being potentially dangerous with this method.

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SpaceEye is an open source desktop app which sets live, publicly available satellite imagery as your desktop background.

New images are downloaded approximately every 20 minutes to an hour (depending on the view), giving an up-to-date, high resolution view of the Earth from space.

Currently, the app provides 10 views of the Earth from…

If this app interests you, give it a try and let me know if you have any suggestions!

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