Video Showing New Google Sky Feature of Google Earth 4.2

I wanted to demonstrate the new feature in Google Earth 4.2 (just released today – download here) which allows you to view the night time sky from Earth. After downloading and installing GE 4.2, you simply select the new “Switch to Sky” button in the top center of GE (or under the View menu). This video gives you a basic demonstration of the new feature and shows you some of the beautiful views of galaxies, nebulae, and stars as if you had you own super powerful telescope:

This video also available en Español.

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.


  1. Wehn is GE renamed to “Google Universe”? 😉

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