A few days ago, the official +Google Earth page shared a neat tip to be able to see the sun’s shadows on the earth from “days gone by”:
click View > Sun. Tilt your view so the horizon is in focus, and then adjust the time of day by using the slider in the upper left. Watch the sun and the stars move across the sky.
The result looks amazing!
It’s not a new technique, but it’s so much more beautiful in Google Earth 7.1 The image reminds me of some of the stunning screen captures that Dimitris Manias shared with us back when Google Earth 7.1 was first released.
It’s amazing how far Google Earth has come since it was first released back in 2005, and it just keeps getting better!