Graphics problem on a MacBook Pro

Asked by Ron Revere on 2020-07-29

How do I look at Earth, as a planet, from the Sun, using the newest Stellarium version on a MacBook Pro (10.15.5)? Thanks!

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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

Fly to the Earth observer and look Earth from it

Ron Revere (revereteacher) said : #2

Hi Alexander,

Thanks so much for your reply.

I think that's what I'm trying to do.

In Stellarium, I find the Sun from my observation location on Earth, click on the Sun, get the red ring around it, and then press CTL-G. What I get is my own earth horizon wrapped into a 360 degree view...a blue ball (I use the ocean landscape). I cannot see the Earth as a planet from the Sun. Is this a Macintosh-only problem?

When I set my observation from the Moon I can see the Earth as a planet and zoom in, no problem.

I need to see the Earth in relation to the ecliptic and watch how the position of the sub-solar point changes throughout the year to cause the seasons.

Any suggestions?

Ron

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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #3

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