A couple of weeks ago the really nice Global Cloud Map I had written about last September stopped working. I contacted the author Chris Parsons, ‘ChrisMDP’ at the Google Earth Community, and found out he could no longer host it. This weekend I contacted some folks on the GE team and they were kind enough to host the image and code for us. If you haven’t seen this before, it is a near real-time representation of the entire globe of clouds (updated every 3 hours). It makes Google Earth look like the real Earth from space. One thing that makes it nice is the satellite images are processed to put transparency where there are no clouds (so the Earth comes through clearly). Download the new Global Cloud Map now and enjoy! Here’s ‘ChrisMDP’s new thread for the replacement version.