For those who don't know, Google Earth Pro has a feature where you can see what the sky should look like based on the time and geographical location.

I know Google Sky says that Google Earth uses their information, is there any way that I could access this through an API?

If that isn't possible, do y'all know of any related databases that reveal how the sky would look at night? (Emphasis on how the sky would look here, I know there are things like the Yale Bright Star Catalouge, but it doesn't tell me where the milky way would appear in the sky).


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Stellarium is an open-source software that has similar features. The code is available on github, and the developer's documentation is here.

Some information about Stellarium scripting can be found in Stellarium simulation and “Real time” Stellarium Scripting?

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    $\begingroup$ +1 If it's okay to leave the edit in place I'll delete my comment since comments should be considered temporary. $\endgroup$
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    Mar 29, 2020 at 0:52

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