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Can I put the sky as background of the Earth view on the surface?

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Can I put the sky as background of the Earth view on the surface? ClaSanch 8/6/12 3:50 PM
I'd like to see the sky just like I would see it if I were in a specific point.

I can move to a place on the earth and enable the "from the surface" view (note the streetview). But the sky is just blue.

Is there a way to enable the sky with the stars, planets, etc. togheter with the surface view?

That way it should be pretty easy to find a place where to watch sky events and see if a mountain or something blocks your view.

Thanks.
Re: Can I put the sky as background of the Earth view on the surface? BeadieJay 8/7/12 11:16 AM
Hi

If you click on the sun icon on the tool bar you can move between night and day.

Then play around with the navigation controls to get the right view.  See this tutorial for tips on navigating around Google Earth.

I hope this helps


Re: Can I put the sky as background of the Earth view on the surface? ClaSanch 8/10/12 4:48 AM
Thanks. It could be nice to have some extra info, as planet and constellation names, constellation lines, the moon phase...

Not really that huge information google sky offer, but a basic one, just to simulate the night sky anywhere in the world, having in mind the terrain, a feature that no astronomy program has:

"Will I be able to see certain planet from the bottom of the Grand Canyon?"


Re: Can I put the sky as background of the Earth view on the surface? Noisette 8/18/12 4:18 AM
Hi, you could try this: HeyWhatsThat Planisphere for Google Earth.

If you are interested in what visible from your own location and if you have an android phone, there's a sky map app, just point your phone at what you are looking at, and the map with names is displayed.  I believe there's a similar app for the iPhone (star walk?), but I'm not familiar with it.


Re: Can I put the sky as background of the Earth view on the surface? ClaSanch 8/19/12 12:57 AM


I've tried that, but this is not what exactly I want to get.

It's just this:


This would be the night sky from Bowling Green in New York. What constellations, star or planets are there? There are buildings and I won't be able to see everything, as many astronomy programs would show.

Imagine this view with labels of planets, constellations, and some more basic info. I could navigate around to test how the sky would be seen in a specified location, not only by its place on the earth, but also counting on the surroundings of that place.