See Earth from Himawari-8 on your desktop every 10 minutes.
"Himawari" (ひまわり) is Japanese for "sunflower". 🌻
hi8 is a macOS menubar app that sets the latest image from Himawari-8 as your desktop background every 10 minutes.
This project is alpha quality, please report any bugs! and maybe fix them! 😁
For now, you can install
npm install -g hi8
In the future,
hi8 will be packaged as an app and downloadable via the releases page.
Warning: requires ⚡️ magick ⚡️
If you have homebrew installed, you can
brew install imagemagick graphicsmagick.
If you know of a better (dependency-free) way to process the images (or package
graphicsmagick with the application), please let me know!
Contributions welcome! Please read the contributing guidelines first.
This project has a change log!
Here are some useful links if you're interested in learning more about the Himawari-8 satellite.
- Himawari-8 Real-time Web
- Himawari Data Guide
- Himawari-8/9 Standard Data User's Guide
- JAXA account registration (for access to more data)
- Glittering Blue
- Himawari 8 animation tutorial
- deband python script
- makeaday bash script