For those who are seriously concerned about how their windows (or Mac) desktop looks, here is a good, high resolution, dynamic desktop wallpaper. Sure it will take more RAM than having a static image as background but it would not be a colossal amount.

EarthDesk replaces your static wallpaper with a high-resolution rendered image of Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination as well as real-time cloud coverage. EarthDesk replaces your desktop picture wallpaper with a stunning dynamic image of our planet continuously updating in the background while you work.



  • Real-time clouds (updated at 3-hour intervals) with transparency and moonlight reflection.
  • Accurate sun, moon and city lighting.
  • High quality twilight shading.
  • Automatically updates when waking from sleep.
  • Moonlight shading can be turned on or off.
  • Complete multi-display support.
  • Eleven different map projections.
  • Enhanced satellite, political and natural maps

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  1. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 8/19/2008 02:08:00 PM  
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