Night Sky by iCandi Apps (Universal)
Released: Nov 1, 2011
Version: 4.4.2
Size: 569 MB
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Night Sky

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Night Sky - 2017 US Solar Eclipse Ready!

From the creators of the original Night Sky app comes the most advanced and beautiful stargazing app ever created. 

Quickly identify Stars, Planets, Constellations and Satellites above by simply holding your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch to the Night Sky!  This is all done magically.  Whether you are looking for a constellation or the International Space Station, let Night Sky direct you to it.

Night Sky ventures into territories no stargazing app has ever gone to before. Land on the surface of the Moon and experience Moon Tours of the Apollo 11 and Apollo 15 landing sites.  

Night Sky is the most beautiful and advanced stargazing app available.  

Additional Features: 

- Power Sky View with Glass Constellations:  Completely re-engineered for iOS 10 using Metal with 115000 new celestial objects, beautiful Glass Constellations, new Light Spectrum vision with mesmerising visuals, two finger gesture to increase or decrease Light Pollution, & seamless multilayered animated 3D models. 

- Magic comes to Apple Watch:  We have brought Sky Tracking to Apple Watch in Night Sky on watchOS 3.  Simply raise your wrist to the sky to quickly identify stars, planets and constellations!  As you lower your wrist you are presented with a Celestial Compass which gives you an overview of all the Stars and Planets currently visible around you.  Use the Digital Crown to Space Travel forwards or backwards in time in Sky View and on the Celestial Compass.  All-important celestial events happening above such as planet rise and set times, and ISS flyovers appear on your watch face in one Consolidated Complication.  We’ve also added beautiful animated push notifications for the International Space Station and all planet rise and set times.

Premium Features:

- Land on the Moon:  Moon Tours - One giant leap for innovation.  We’ve accurately recreated the Apollo 11 and Apollo 15 lunar landing sites in a 3D environment as they would appear if you we’re there today!  You are able to explore yourself or be taken on a guided tour of the sites and learn interesting scientific and geographical facts about our Moon while you are actually on it. (Please note Moon Tours are only available on devices that support Metal rendering, iPhone 5S or newer, iPad Air or newer)

- Night Sky Tonight:  Get a totally customized experience, Night Sky Tonight gives you an animated view of the sky above you from Sunset to Sunrise. You can scrub through the night to see all celestial events happening local to you.  Within Night Sky Tonight get a breakdown of the stargazing conditions, light pollution, local stargazing sites, and also all planet rise and set times.  You can even tap objects to get reminders, such as when Mars is rising, or when the International Space Station is next flying past! 

- Latest News:  Get regular updates about the Night Sky above from our very own astrophysicist and Night Sky Editor.

Optional Night Sky Premium is available for $1.99/month or $9.99/year. You can subscribe and pay through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions by entering the user settings in iTunes after the purchase. Auto-renew may also be turned off from here.
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What's new in version 4.4.2
Thank you for using Night Sky! Version 4.4.2 includes the following enhancements:

- American Solar Eclipse live detail. On August 21st 2017 one of the most notable astronomical events in history will occur across the United States - a total Solar Eclipse! In addition to our American Solar Eclipse Siri Sky Tour, we've now also included a live Solar Eclipse panel. Night Sky will report the maximum Sun obscuration level for your location on August 21st automatically. This will work for any location within the United States. Want to check this out before August 21st? Use World Traveller and Space Travel to change your location and time, and view the Sun obscuration levels for any location in the US prior to the Eclipse!

- Localization Improvements - we've made some further tweaks to improve localization in some countries.

- iOS 11 beta support. We've included a fix to make sure Night Sky runs on iOS 11 public beta.

If you enjoy using Night Sky, a great review on the App Store is always appreciated. If we can be of any further assistance, please reach out to our team at, who will be happy to help!

Happy Eclipse viewing!
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Our verdict: Great!
  • ➜ Night Sky is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • ➜ The app is free.
  • ➜ Night Sky is currently ranked #30 in free Reference apps for iPhone, as well as #41 in free Reference apps for iPad.
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