About & Pics

Description

The night Earth map shows the lights that are visible at night on the surface of Earth. This allows:

• Observation of human-generated lights from space and light pollution caused
• Location of the spots with less light pollution, for better observation of the stars
• Real-time representation of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis (Northern and Southern Lights), along the representation of where in the world is currently at day or night
• Real-time cloud coverage, to check where is it currently possible to observe the stars or the Aurora
• Night photography (only in the website, coming soon to the app)

The brightest areas of the Earth are the most urbanized, but not necessarily the most populated.

Two versions of the night images are available, captured by NASA in 2000 and 2012. These detailed maps account for 437.495 images in total, as described in the Night Earth website (http://www.nightearth.com).

Features:
• Watch the Earth at night from space
• Zoom in as much as you want so as to see more detail
• Search any location, or tell the application to focus on your current location
• Switch to the day images and compare between the day and night images
• Compare the night images captured in 2000 and 2012
• Labelled night map, to better identify countries and cities
• Track in real time in which parts of the world is day or night
• Real-time visualisation of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis (Northern Lights and Southern Lights)
• Cloud coverage
• Support for devices running Android 2.2 onwards and Android TV
• Visualisation of pictures uploaded to nightearth.com
• (new) 3D view and VR support
• Additional features are coming soon

Cities tend to grow along coastlines and transportation networks. The United States interstate highway system appears as a lattice connecting the brighter dots of city centers. In Russia, the Trans-Siberian railroad is a thin line stretching from Moscow through the center of Asia to Vladivostok. The Nile River, from the Aswan Dam to the Mediterranean Sea, is another bright thread through an otherwise dark region.

Some regions remain thinly populated and unlit. Antarctica is entirely dark. The interior jungles of Africa and South America are mostly dark. Deserts in Africa, Arabia, Australia, Mongolia, and the United States are poorly lit as well (except along the coast and rivers), along with the boreal forests of Canada and Russia, and the great mountains of the Himalaya.

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This is the ad-free version of the application. For the free, ad-supported version, you can refer to our separate "Night Earth free" app (http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.dreamcoder.nightearth.free). Thanks for the support.

Love Night Earth?
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NightEarth
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/nightearthcom
Access the Night Earth website for sharing your own night pictures: http://www.nightearth.com

If you like the app, please leave positive feedback. Otherwise, please tell us why and how can we improve it (support@dreamcoder.org). Thanks.

 $0.99 in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Mar 02, 2015 (about 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Nov 09
2018
(Current)
Version 3.3.0

v3.3.0
• Updated SDK to Android Pie 9.0
• Updated OpenLayers and Cesium libraries
• Removal of the deprecated Crosswalk library

v3.2.1
• Improved location search and permissions

v3.1.7
• Updated support for Android Oreo 8.1

v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices

Nov 08
2018
Version Varies with device

v3.2.1
• Improved location search and permissions

v3.1.7
• Updated support for Android Oreo 8.1

v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices

Dec 26
2017
Version v.2017.12.27

v3.2.1
• Improved location search and permissions
v3.1.7
• Updated support for Android Oreo 8.1
v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices

Dec 25
2017
Version v.2017.12.26

v3.1.7
• Updated support for Android Oreo 8.1
v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices

Dec 24
2017
Version v.2017.12.24

v3.1.7
• Updated support for Android Oreo 8.1
v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices

Dec 07
2017
Version v.2017.12.08

v3.1.7
• Updated support for Android Oreo 8.1
v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices

Dec 05
2017
Version v.2017.12.06

v3.1.6
• Minor fix for Android Oreo
v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices

Nov 24
2017
Version v.2017.11.25

v3.1.6
• Minor fix for Android Oreo
v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices

Nov 23
2017
Version v.2017.11.23

v3.1.5
• Minor fix for Android Oreo
v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices

Nov 20
2017
Version v.2017.11.21

v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices
v3.0.2
• New 3D mode! Touch the + button followed by the globe icon on the left to enable it. Only supported on Android Lollipop or newer devices. (this is in beta at the moment - please send an email to support@dreamcoder.org to let me know how does this work on your device)
• Support for Android Nougat and split screen.

Feb 07
2017
Version v.2017.02.08

v3.1.4
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices
v3.0.2
• New 3D mode! Touch the + button followed by the globe icon on the left to enable it. Only supported on Android Lollipop or newer devices. (this is in beta at the moment - please send an email to support@dreamcoder.org to let me know how does this work on your device)
• Support for Android Nougat and split screen.

Feb 07
2017
Version v.2017.02.07

v3.1.0
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x
devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices
v3.0.2
• New 3D mode! Touch the + button followed by
the globe icon on the left to enable it. Only supported on Android Lollipop or newer devices. (this is in beta at the
moment - please send an email to support@dreamcoder.org to let me know how does this work on your device)
• Support
for Android Nougat and split screen.

Feb 06
2017
Version v.2017.02.06

v3.1.0
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x
devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices
v3.0.2
• New 3D mode! Touch the + button followed by
the globe icon on the left to enable it. Only supported on Android Lollipop or newer devices. (this is in beta at the
moment - please send an email to support@dreamcoder.org to let me know how does this work on your device)
• Support
for Android Nougat and split screen.

Feb 05
2017
Version v.2017.02.05

v3.1.0
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x
devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices
v3.0.2
• New 3D mode! Touch the + button followed by
the globe icon on the left to enable it. Only supported on Android Lollipop or newer devices. (this is in beta at the
moment - please send an email to support@dreamcoder.org to let me know how does this work on your device)
• Support
for Android Nougat and split screen.

Feb 03
2017
Version v.2017.02.03

v3.1.0
• Much faster performance for Android 4.x devices
• The 3D mode is now available in Android 4.x
devices
• Dropped support for Android 2.3 devices
v3.0.2
• New 3D mode! Touch the + button followed by
the globe icon on the left to enable it. Only supported on Android Lollipop or newer devices. (this is in beta at the
moment - please send an email to support@dreamcoder.org to let me know how does this work on your device)
• Support
for Android Nougat and split screen.

Jan 30
2017
Version 3.0.2

v3.0.2
• New 3D mode! Touch the + button followed by the globe icon on the left to enable it. Only supported on Android Lollipop or newer devices. (this is in beta at the moment - please send an email to support@dreamcoder.org to let me know how does this work on your device)
• Support for Android Nougat and split screen.
v2.1.3
• Added Spanish translation
• Reduced application size
v2.1.2
• Fixed cloud layer (thanks to Thesco)
• Allow moving the app to the SD card

Dec 23
2016
Version v.3.0.1

v3.0.1
• New 3D mode! Touch the + button followed by the globe icon on the left to enable it. Only supported
on Android Lollipop or newer devices. (this is in beta at the moment - please send an email to support@dreamcoder.org to
let me know how does this work on your device)
• Support for Android Nougat and split screen.
v2.1.3

Added Spanish translation
• Reduced application size
v2.1.2
• Fixed cloud layer (thanks to Thesco)

Allow moving the app to the SD card

Dec 13
2016
Version 3.0.0

v3.0.0
• New 3D mode! Touch the + button followed by the globe icon on the left to enable it. Only supported on Android Lollipop or newer devices. (this is in beta at the moment - please send an email to support@dreamcoder.org to let me know how does this work on your device)
• Support for Android Nougat and split screen.
v2.1.3
• Added Spanish translation
• Reduced application size
v2.1.2
• Fixed cloud layer (thanks to Thesco)
• Allow moving the app to the SD card

Apr 24
2016
Version 2.1.3

v2.1.3
• Added Spanish translation
• Reduced application size
v2.1.2
• Fixed cloud layer (thanks to Thesco)
• Allow moving the app to the SD card
v2.1.1
• Support for Android 6 Marshmallow permissions
• Improved handling of backend issues
v2.0.1
• Workaround for issue with labels in South Korea
• Fixed feedback and app rating dialogs
v2.0.0
• Improved picture popups
• Integration of the picture popups from the website
• Minor fixes and cosmetic enhancements

Apr 21
2016
Version 2.1.2

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