Sunlit Earth Dashboard Widget
The original Sunlit Earth Dashboard Widget (v4.1) for Mac OS X returns! Created using Cocoa in Xcode, this version is completely Mac native and is designed to run on Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher. This simple and aesthetic widget will display the sunlit portion of the Earth, position of the Sun and lights at night. Images of the Earth used by the widget are courtesy NASA and NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). Painting top layer and bathymetry created by Don Carona based on bump maps courtesy of J. Hastings.
For Mac OS X Users Running 10.6.8 or Higher Download:
The Sunlit Earth widget is a freeware application intended solely for use on Apple Computers running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher as a Dashboard Widget. Use on any other computer system or web server or for any other purpose is strictly prohibited without the expressed, written permission of the author. The Sunlit Earth widget may not be freely or commercially distributed or altered, decompiled or re-engineered in any fashion without the expressed, written permission of the author.
For Mac OS X Users Running 10.4.3 - 10.6.x Download:
Created by Don Carona, Physics Observatory, Texas A&M University