NASA's Earth Now is an application that visualizes recent global climate data from Earth Science satellites, including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and water vapor as well as gravity and sea level variations. Data sets are visually described using "false color" maps. Color-coded legends are provided to indicate relative strength or weakness of an environmental condition. The resulting 3D model of the Earth may be rotated by a single finger stroke, and may also be zoomed in or out by pinching 2 fingers. It was developed by the Earth Science Communications and Visualization Technology Applications and Development Teams at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with support from NASA Headquarters.

What’s New

Version 2.7.0

What’s New:
Terra Satellite model added.
GRACE Follow On Satellite added.
GRACE Satellite removed.
Improved iPhone-X Layout.

Bug Fixes including:
Satellite orbit bug
Stuck latitude at poles bug

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Ace Rimmer ,

Great for science or other school lesson

Need to be able to have Celsius, who uses Fahrenheit? Shows various world levels, salinity, CO, temp etc, can get it to run animation to show changes over the past few days.

Charcoal maker ,

Observing our lives from space

This app works really well on my IPad. I can see the increased temperatures and water vapour concentrations in the 3 day animations as frontal systems move into the UK from the Atlantic.
The huge differences in sea level over the Pacific, which relate, I assume to barometric pressure are clearly seen. I wait with interest to monitor their change when a deep depression moves towards Europe. Awesome! John Payne - Penallt Wales

Tich.UK ,

Earth now

A great app. Well put together, simple to use, great for students and people interested in earth facts.


Jet Propulsion Laboratory
247.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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