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For hardcore star-gazer or just curious novices, like me, this app is a must-have. It is wonderfully designed, with one of those user interfaces that have a functionality that works.

At any time of day (or night) this app reads your GPS location and adjusts itself so that it shows you the stars, constellations, and satellites overhead wherever you are pointing your phone.

The app has other features, such as a night visibility setting where it turns the text and displays a dark red, so you can easily see it and the stars above simultaneously. There is also an information pack that will give you all you’d ever want to know about the various stars and constellations, available for download.

The app supports the following languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

This is truly a fun and educational app to pull out and spend some time with.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. In-app purchasing for the Sky Information Pack and Night Sky Community options.


  • Enhanced for Apple Watch: For live push notifications on ideal stargazing times, check out the Stargazing Clock, see The Night Sky™ Breathtaking New Sky View: A completely redesigned new Sky View comes to Night Sky™ with a vivid new colorful atmosphere, animations, and more detailed stars, satellites, and planets than ever before.
  • 3D Earth View: Explore our planet with beautiful new 3D Earth Mode. See where any satellite is at any time, by exploring our own globe with the tip of your finger.
  • Night Sky™ Community: Engage with fellow stargazers and astronomers in the exclusive Night Sky™ Community. Share ideal stargazing locations with others and explore locations others have shared.
  • World Traveller: Explore the sky from anywhere in the world with the new World Traveller mode.
  • Stargazing Conditions: Explore the stargazing conditions in your area for the upcoming week.
  • Stargazing Widgets & Notifications: See the Stargazing Conditions at a glance in iOS 9 (or later), with The Night Sky™ widget. Be notified during the day about stargazing conditions for that evening, satellites that are coming into view, and also celestial event notifications.
  • Absorbing New Music and Effects: Specifically composed to enhance your stargazing experience.
  • Satellite Paths: A brand new feature, simply tap a satellite in Sky View and reveal the trajectory it will take across the sky!
  • Sky Information Pack: A fully searchable in-depth pack of data about thousands of objects in the Night Sky™. Completely redesigned.
  • Latest Night Sky™ News: Learn about upcoming Eclipses, all annual celestial events, and even stargazing events local to you
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