A live view over the world
This impressive image is actually LIVE as I write this blog post. It comes to my computer desktop from satellite images downloaded automatically one minute ago, and another image will appear in another minute. I will see the sun set over Europe, Africa and the USA before once again seeing the sun come back round tomorrow morning.
It reminds you what it's all about, and how quickly time passes us by. I've been using this for two weeks now and I am still fascinated. Once you have downloaded the Mac-only application, OSXPlanet, you can put in the latitude and longitude to find anywhere on the planet. You can zoom in.
And in the classroom...
It's futile trying to give all the uses for this in the classroom. The thing is, you can follow hurricanes, storms, earthquakes... You can view it all live from real satellite images. Well worth the download. I wonder if my mate Ollie would find this interesting for his geography with images project.