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Gaze at the planet's day and night cycle with Earth Lock Screen

Are you a fan of the Earth? Would you like to see the day and night cycle in action on your Windows Phone lock screen? If the answer to both questions is "affirmative", then you'll be sure to check out Earth Lock Screen. The newly released app does exactly as the name suggests - a dynamically rendered photo of the Earth is displayed on the lock screen as a background.

We say dynamically rendered as the Earth will change to reveal which section of the planet is experiencing daylight and which is currently partying late at night. It's an interesting concept and users can select which region they wish to have focus. The images are rendered and updated offline every two hours, which saves on data and helps reduce the impact on the battery. 

You can download Earth Lock Screen from the Windows Phone Store (Windows Phone 8 only) for free. To remove the watermark, purchase the app for $0.99. 

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Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Now that's something new and interesting. Might give it a shot, for now my Batman lock screen will remain as it is.
  • just quite disappointing that most of the nice apps recommended are not available in china.. The phone's locked some way and I can't change the region of the store
  • Now Weather Flow + this background would be cool.
  • Can anyone tell me if there is any alternative for htc clock in nokia lumia?
  • No wp7 love again
  • 7.x is finished. I doubt itsdagram, snapchat, the vine app, YouTube, or any other apps like that will be for 7.x
  • Daniel Gary already confirmed that Instance is coming to 7.x. Microsoft said YouTube, Facebook Beta and others will be coming too. Snapchat & Vine I doubt.
  • Cool thanks for that info
  • But seriously.  You 7.x guys need to upgrade to WP8.  Give the old phones to grandma or the kids.  Locked in a contract?  Buy a 520 dirt cheap or spend a little more for a 620 or 720.  Sell the old one on Ebay/Craigslist.  Join the party! or don't...whatever.
  • Yeah shame but keeping hold of my YouTube app
  • Seriously. In a year or sooner, there should be no more "what abut wp7777777????" comments...
  • Unfortunately, it is not possible to change anything on the lock screen from a 3rd party application on WP7.
  • Shame lol
  • Sounds cool. I'll try.
  • This looks beautiful, but I have a hard time getting rid of my Weather Flow lock screen... So good.