Yesterday at home I was bored, I began to look at the applications that I had installed on my system, to my amazement I found Marble.
This is an application that allows us to see our planet Earth from different views, with zooms, names of countries, cities, etc etc:
Here is an example of how it appears where we live elav and me, Cuba:
The views are various, we can show the planet in "night" mode:
As well as this most interesting view. It's how the earth was thought to be several centuries ago:
In addition, we have the satellite view:
But ... not only the Earth 😀. We can also see the Luna:
Close-ups and everything ...
These images that you saw before were all showing the celestial bodies in the same way, you can also specify that they show us these in a flat way, as if it were a textbook:
What is interesting? 😀
In addition, it helps us to educate children, or ourselves ... HAHA.
This application (Marble) in addition, it connects to free map servers, which benefits us enormously, since we can obtain higher resolution images, the more zoom we do, Marble will download the views requested by us.
I could not test this, because my ISP does not allow it ... but, for you I am sure there will be no problem
To install it in ArchLinux It's very simple:
pacman -S kdeedu-marble
apt-get install marble
... or use the Synaptic Package Manager, or the Software Center and search for Mable (without the quotes).