Google Earth has launched a new feature called Sky, a “virtual telescope” that “lets you explore the heavens like never before”. You access it through a menu button in the new version of Google Earth.
Once you switch to Sky, you can navigate and see stars. Additionally, you can view other heavenly bodies by checking items in the Layers panel. Currently, these layers folders include:
- Backyard Astronomy
- Hubble Showcase
- The Moon
- The Planets
- User’s Guide to Galaxies
- Life of a Star
When you use Sky, the view is above your current location on Earth. For example, if you go to Paris and open Sky, you will see what is in the sky above Paris at the current time. When you exit Sky, you return to this same location.