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SpaceEye

SpaceEye

Live satellite imagery for your desktop background.

SpaceEye

Live satellite imagery for your Mac or Windows desktop background.

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App running on macOS

Install

Mac

Download on the Mac App Store

Windows

Download from the Microsoft Store

  • Recommended: Download from the Microsoft Store by clicking the link above (Microsoft account not needed).
  • Alternative: Follow the installation instructions to download and run the installer from the latest GitHub release.
    • Note: You will have to dismiss warnings about the download being potentially dangerous with this method.

About

SpaceEye is an open source desktop app which sets live, publicly available satellite imagery as your desktop background.

New images are downloaded approximately every 10 minutes to an hour (depending on the view), giving an up-to-date, high resolution view of the Earth from space.

Currently, the app provides 12 views of the Earth from 5 different geostationary weather satellites: Himawari-8, GOES-17 (West), GOES-16 (East), Meteosat-8, and Meteosat-11. This list will hopefully be expanded in the future.

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to NOAA STAR and the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) of NOAA/NESDIS (located at Colorado State University) for providing the satellite imagery.

Issues

If you encounter a bug or have a feature request, please create an issue on the Issues page.

Development

Requirements

VS Code is recommended for development, but not required. The repo includes configs and recommended extensions.

Setup

git clone https://github.com/KYDronePilot/SpaceEye.git
cd SpaceEye
yarn
yarn run build

Start in dev mode

Opens Chromium dev tools and watches renderer files.

yarn run start-dev

Package the app

Builds and packages app for distribution.

If on macOS, creates DMG and ZIP files, or if on Windows, creates NSIS executable installer.

yarn run dist

Privacy

The only data collected are server logs when downloading the satellite config file. This config file contains metadata and links to the satellite images provided by NOAA and RAMMB.

License

MIT © Michael Galliers

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