Xplanet is a solar system simulator which calculates accurate positions for the major planets and satellites. It displays multiple bodies, eclipse shadows, and customizable labels and markers.
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Superb tool for planetary rendering (especially Earth). I recommend experimenting with the included config files and startup scripts first to get a handle on Xplanet's myriad options. Afterwards, there are several GUI tools and script collections available from other projects to automate downloading updated imagery and marker files.
it is great!!!