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Live satellite imagery for your Mac or Windows desktop background.

Your desktop background updates throughout the day

New images are downloaded every 10 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the image size), giving an up-to-date view of the Earth on your desktop.

12 views from 5 satellites

There are currently 12 views from 5 different weather satellites: Himawari-8, GOES-17 (West), GOES-16 (East), Meteosat-8, and Meteosat-11.

High resolution imagery

Satellite views can be downloaded in up to 8K resolution (if supported by the monitor and satellite view) for crystal clear background pictures of the Earth.


Can be installed on both macOS and Windows.

Free and open source

SpaceEye is 100% open source and provided free of charge. Contributions are welcome!

Install on Mac

Download from the Mac App Store

Download on the Mac App Store

or download from the latest GitHub release.

Install on Windows

Recommended: Download from the Microsoft Store

Download from the Microsoft Store

or follow the installation instructions to download and run the installer from the latest GitHub release.

Note: You will have to dismiss warnings about the download being potentially dangerous with this method.


Special thanks to NOAA STAR and the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) of NOAA/NESDIS (located at Colorado State University) for hosting the satellite imagery.

Issues or feature requests?

Create an issue on the Issues page.