EarthDesk's near real-time global cloud cover shows you how the Earth actually looks from space. You can track weather systems, watch the spread of volcanic ash, or simply admire the beauty of our planet.
Five geosynchronous satellites capture EarthDesk's cloud images. We compile the raw images into a usable format and distribute them from our servers, giving you a choice of standard or high-resolution clouds.
FREE STANDARD CLOUDS
Our free cloud service provides EarthDesk with cloud images at a detail level of 2 megapixels (2048 x 1024 pixels).
Standard cloud images update every six hours.
Click the images below to determine whether our standard clouds are sufficient for your needs.
PAID HIGH-RESOLUTION CLOUDS
Purchasing a cloud license for EarthDesk will give you high-resolution cloud images at a detail level of 32 megapixels (8192 x 4096 pixels).
High-resolution clouds update every three hours.
To use this service, you must have EarthDesk 5.8+ for Macintosh, or EarthDesk 5.2+ for Windows.
High-resolution cloud downloads are limited by a daily threshold based on your license:
50 per day
120 per day
Five User Family
Small Business / Classroom
EarthDesk for Macintosh
June 18, 2013
EarthDesk for Windows
March 10, 2013