Discovery Sunrise on Google Earth

Discovery Sunrise Earth in Google EarthGoogle announced today a new layer in Google Earth found under the “Featured Content->Discovery Networks” sub-layer called “Sunrise Earth“. This layer displays Discovery Channel placemark icons showing the locations for video clips from the Discover Channel Sunrise Earth program (which I enjoy watching sometimes on the Discovery HD channel). Each placemark contains a photo from the particular sunrise program and a link to a 2 to 3 minute video clip from that episode (see this one from the Dominican Republic for example). Watching these little clips might be a useful way to calm down during stressful moments.
Discovery Networks also has a couple of other sub-layers of placemarks for locations relating to other programs from their network: One from the Discovery Atlas program (another one with lots of HD programming) and Discovery World Tour which provides some good sightseeing around the world. Just turn on the layers under the “Featured Content->Discovery Networks” layers folder in GE.
Related: For real-time day and night sides of Earth, check this out.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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