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Animated Starfield

Animated Starfield in Google EarthJust before I switched the format of this website over to a blog, I mentioned that with the newly released Google Earth v4.1, the background starfield rotates during time animation playback.

To see this cool effect clearly, here’s a very simple KML file which just creates a one day long timeline and nothing else. Obviously Google Earth v4.1 is required. 

Starfield Time Animation

  • Zoom out as far as possible
  • Then hit the Time Control Play button

The KML (about as basic as KML gets):

KML Animated Stars

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