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Weather Planet artworkWeather Planet
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Price: Free
Release Date: September 16, 2009

Weather Planet-A slightly cooler way to look at the same old weather.

• Realistically displays the earth from thousands of miles up in space
• Uses current weather satellite images for constantly updated cloud cover.
• Watch the seasons change as the snow cover drifts south in the winter and recedes during the summer
• Select from thousands of cities and towns.
• Label the constellations in background
• Jump out to the moon for a look back at our home-world
• News alerts bring up to date info on weather, astronomy and space events.

Another fine product by the folks who brought you Distant Suns and Grand Tour-3D.

NOTE: Every couple of weeks, the clouds go wonky. That's in the domain of the cloud server software, which is out of my control. It doesn't happen often, but does make for a bad first impression if that's what you see the first time. Wait a few hours and check back when a new map is available and it should be back to normal.

© 2009 by Mike Smithwick


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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 23:27:00 GMT

ABC Online

Jupiter: Radio map shows planet's stormy weather has deep roots
ABC Online
Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot and other stormy surface features extend 30 to 100 kilometres below the enigmatic surface of the gas giant, a new radio map of the planet's atmosphere has revealed.
Scientists break through the clouds to reveal source of Jupiter's wild weatherGizmag
Astronomers probe below Jupiter's cloud topsBBC News
Radio map unveils "ammonia gas" in Jupiter's atmosphereThe Marshalltown
International Business Times AU
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Thu, 19 May 2016 00:22:48 GMT

Miami Herald

Blue Moon, Red Planet Pair Up in Night Sky This Month | The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel
Skywatchers are in for a treat this weekend as spring's third full moon will neighbor a bright red Mars in Saturday's night sky. According to EarthSky, the May 21 full moon is known as a "blue moon," not because it's the second of two full moons in a ...
This weekend: Blue Moon to coincide with Mars (blog)
Mars reaches opposition this weekend next to the blue moon — no telescope needed!Washington Post

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Wed, 25 May 2016 00:24:53 GMT

The Weather Channel

Lonely Planet Names Top Destinations in Europe to Visit in 2016 (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel
The rugged and wild northern Dalmatia region of Croatia ranked in 10th place on Lonely Planet's 2016 'Best of Europe' list. (Flickr/Miroslav Vajdic). Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has released its list of the 10 best places to visit in Europe ...

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Thu, 12 May 2016 00:16:14 GMT

Pluto Acts More Like a Planet Than We Thought, Study Says | The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel
In a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research last week, space physicists revealed that Pluto behaves less like a comet and more like a planet based on the way it interacts with solar wind. Solar wind is the plasma that is expelled from ...

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Tue, 17 May 2016 12:59:19 GMT


Curiosity Rover Delivers Mars Weather Report; Red Planet Have Changing Seasons
Nature World News
Because Mars is further away from the Sun compared to our planet, four Earth-years is equivalent to two Martian-years. The rover has already completed two Martian years on the red planet that's why the data from each Martian years can now be compared ...
Curiosity celebrates second Mars-year anniversary with weather reportGizmag
Curiosity Rover Completes Two Martian Years, Records Seasonal Changes On Alien PlanetScience World Report

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Sun, 15 May 2016 15:13:31 GMT

The Weather Network

WATCH: Beautiful 3D map of planet Mercury
The Weather Network
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:44 AM - Though MESSENGER, NASA's probe sent to orbit the planet Mercury, plummeted to the planet's surface a year ago, scientists are still releasing data from the mission, and have come up with the gem above. MESSENGER ...

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Wed, 25 May 2016 12:43:53 GMT

Take a tour of the planet's weather in wonderful 4K
NASA has produced another of it's fascinating 4K videos, this time showcasing global rainfall like never before. With a new generation of satellites, NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have successfully found a way to map cloud ...


Mon, 23 May 2016 10:36:04 GMT

Ask the Weather Guys: How will a warmer planet affect mid-latitude storms?
One thing seems certain: As the planet continues to warm, increases in the water vapor content of the atmosphere will likely change the frequency and distribution of mid-latitude storms and our agricultural and transportation infrastructure will have ...

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Fri, 13 May 2016 16:11:36 GMT

Columbia Missourian

Columbia Missourian
The sun will shine on graduation weekend after storms move through Friday evening with yet another promise of much-needed rain. A record low in May? Not quite, but we'll come close Sunday morning.


Tue, 24 May 2016 16:42:58 GMT


Jupiter most visible planet this month
The best time to look for the planet is during the evening, just after sunset, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Carrieann Marit. “On clear nights, look toward the southern sky and you may be able to spot Jupiter for the rest of May and during the ...

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