This is an idea i came across in the modo-forums, the last time i rendered the earth is some time ago - so why not do one in MODO :-)
The idea was to automate the decision which earth-texture should be used on the light and the dark side of the earth. I did that before in maya, but not in MODO.
Furthermore i want the color of the atmo changed releated to the position of the sun. (sunrise).
I´m still not happy with it, but at least the light/dark texture thing works nicely.