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Old 08-25-2012, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'd like to have a rotating, 24 hour Earth as it would look normally from a satellite view. I wanted to find it without spending a lot of time trying to find a good one. Lately I haven't spent much time on it, because of various reasons, but I had promised to find one for someone.

Please don't spend too much time on this, yourself, unless you have it already.

Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I'd like something like that as well. Some of the cloud cover images come close, but a slowly rotating blue marble with current weather, I have yet to find.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm not really that interested in current weather, just how it would have normally appeared. Still, it might be interesting to be able to see the earth without weather. A friend of mine said she would like to see where a friend of hers was in her friend's approximate location. What I don't really like is the earth going very fast, and I've seen a lot of those.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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I'm not really that interested in current weather, just how it would have normally appeared. Still, it might be interesting to be able to see the earth without weather. A friend of mine said she would like to see where a friend of hers was in her friend's approximate location. What I don't really like is the earth going very fast, and I've seen a lot of those.
Not exactly sure what you're looking for. I saw a wall clock at travel agency that shows the Earth like a flat map. Evidently it uses lights that 'move' across on the inside to show night and day. The 'night' and 'day' portions scroll across the map with the time. Online there are Geochron models. The Kilburg model range from $1795 to $2650. Boardroom model runs about $2995. Very cool, but spendy.
» Original Kilburg » Geochron

I used to have one (a freebie) as a computer desktop screen, for Windows XP, I think. Not sure if they're still available now though. Found one, ActiveEarth 2.0, that costs $24.95. There are a couple of screenshots of it. Not sure if it's desktop or what though, and I'm not sure what version(s) of Windows it uses. I'm sure there are others as well.
ActiveEarth Software Informer: version 2.0 information
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