Jul 20, 2023

Dockapp that displays the Solar System viewed from the top

It shows you the solar system viewed from top 90 heliocentric.

The objects have the following colors

Sun - yellow	Mercury - green
Venus - white	Earth - cyan
Mars - red	Jupiter - gray
Saturn - green	Uranus - pink
Neptune - cyan	Pluto is not included since it's way "off course"

A left click on the window changes the view between inner and outer planets. A left click on the date increases the day/month/year. A right click on the date does the opposite. Click the right mouse button on the solar system to reset the date to the current date which is in Universal Time.

Checkout these related ports:
  • Xworld - Earth as seen from the direction of the sun
  • Xtide - Harmonic tide clock and tide predictor
  • Xplanet - Draw pictures of the earth textured by an image
  • Xphoon - Set the root window to the moon in its current phase
  • Xmoontool - Version of John Walker's classical moontool for X11/Motif
  • Xephem - Interactive astronomical ephemeris program
  • Xeartk - Small demo for tkgeomap
  • Xearth - Set the root window to the image of earth
  • Wmsun - Dockapp that displays the rise and set times of the Sun
  • Wmspaceweather - DockApp that shows the weather at geosynchronous orbit
  • Wmmoonclock - Displays the phase of the moon, plus orbital data
  • Wmjupiter - Dockapp that displays information on Jupiter
  • Wmglobe - Neat xearth-like WindowMaker dockapp
  • Weather - Utility to provide current weather conditions and forecasts
  • Wcslib - Library for parsing/generating FITS headers