Make live satellite imagery your desktop background with SpaceEye.

Choose from 12 different views of the Earth taken by geostationary weather satellites. Your desktop background updates every 10-60 minutes as the latest images become available.


Includes live views from the satellites Himawari-8, GOES-17 (West), GOES-16 (East), Meteosat-8, and Meteosat-11.


Images are downloaded at up to 8K resolution (depending on the view and your screen resolution).


SpaceEye is provided free of charge and the source code is available to everyone. Contributions are welcome!


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


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What’s New

Version 1.2.1

- Added a status icon for each thumbnail, which when clicked on, reveals more info about the view and its status.
- Added a force-reload button which forces SpaceEye to re-download the current image.
- Added support for new Meteosat-8 and Meteosat-11 satellite views.
- Other bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Q Startrek ,

Beautiful sattelite images, refreshing in the background!

I love using this app as my background. It feels Iike i am in touch with the rest of the universe. I can see when the weather will get cloudy. Only thing is, I would like to travel to another place, like europe or asia. Maybe there is a reason for the lack of other views, but I wish I could see those continents too! Right now, I am happy with the Pacific ocean and west coast.

svogt0511 ,


I have been waiting for this app for a while now! Just downloaded it. I love what I see so far.

O.Ss ,

Works Great

I like it

App Privacy

The developer, Michael Galliers, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.