Xplanet was inspired by Xearth
which renders an image of the earth into the X root window. All of
the major planets and most satellites can be drawn, similar to the Solar System Simulator
. A number
of different map projections are also supported, including azimuthal,
Lambert, Mercator, Mollweide, orthographic, and rectangular.
Here are some representative screenshots on FreeBSD 5.1 with the Enlightenment
window manager and a few transparent aterms.
Xplanet is free software, distributed according to the terms of the
GNU General Public
I've compiled and run Xplanet successfully on i386 GNU/Linux
systems, Sparc Solaris, FreeBSD, and Microsoft Windows under the Cygwin environment. Xplanet runs
under Darwin and X windows as well as under Mac OS X with Aqua.
If you find any bugs or have any comments, please visit the