Finally – a real sky when you’re in Google Earth

For a while now, people have been trying to come up with a good way to be able to see the sky in Google Earth — not the night sky, but the clouds. Over the Google Earth Blog, some interesting workarounds have been used, but they weren’t ideal.

However, with the new weather layer, it’s automatic! Just turn on the “clouds” layer, fly down low, and you’ve got a great looking horizon!

Here is a view from downtown Detroit, with and without the clouds turned on:

Detroit in Google Earth - no clouds Detroit in Google Earth - with clouds

It’s not perfect, but it’s certainly an improvement.

All of this weather stuff is great, but it’ll really make the weather overlays on Google Earth Hacks much less useful. :)

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