A few weeks ago I provided a link to a “Clouds of the Earth” Google Earth file which recently stopped working. This is a good time to introduce a new, and much improved GE file for showing all the clouds around the Earth. Chris Parsons wrote a script to process a global satellite map which turns the non-cloud portions transparent. The data updates once every three hours. Download the new [updated] Global Clouds . This is the closest I’ve seen GE appear to real satellite photos of the Earth. Chris tells what tools he is using in his post at the Google Earth Community. Amazing work Chris!