Solar Walk is an amazing 3D model of our solar system bringing the universe to the palm of your hand and allowing you to interact with planets, satellites, moons, comets and other space objects anytime and anywhere.

Start your fascinating journey through the realms of space and learn more about the universe we live in!

*** Over 6 million users!***
*** National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) - GOLD winner in the Educational Tools for Parents and Children category! ***
*** A Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner ***

“Simply amazing.” - Macworld

“Solar Walk serves up a visually impressive 3D model of our solar system. Set against a haunting, atmospheric soundscape, the app shows planets and satellites in their correct positions, and offers mini movies, facts and other related tidbits.” - TNW

“This jaw-dropping app provides a wholly interactive 3D model of our solar system, one that’s had me hooked for days. It’s the kind of thing you can imagine a science teacher using in the classroom of the future — except that we don’t have to wait.” - CNet

“Zoom from Mercury to Pluto (which makes the cut in this app), passing each planet’s moons along the way. Because Solar Walk knows what time it is, the planets are in proper orientation to the Sun: Earth is dark where it is currently night and gradually lightens to daytime on the other side.” - NY Times

"It's great for showing my students the relative positions of the planets in the solar system, the satellites orbiting the Earth and our place in the galaxy. Awesome with a smartboard as well." - by jbrown61

Solar Walk enables you to:

► Observe 3D model of our solar system with all its objects in real time and in a proper orientation. Turn into an astronomer and explore planets, moons, satellites, asteroids, dwarf planets, comets, stars and other celestial bodies. Enjoy gorgeous graphics and visuals while navigating through the solar system!

► Make virtual flights from one space object to another.

► Travel in time and see what the universe and our solar system looked like at a certain period.

► Find an exciting view of the Milky Way Galaxy.

► Watch a collection of educational solar system movies to learn about space-related topics including Earth's moon phases, Earth's cycles, tidal phenomena, and zodiacal constellations.*

► Enjoy 3D planetarium with the help of special glasses and activating the anaglyph mode.

► Share interesting screenshots of the app with your friends.

► Choose the view mode comfortable for you (orrery/true-to-scale).

*Available through In-App Purchases.

Solar Walk is a great educational tool appropriate for both adults and children. The amount of information users can learn about the planets, moons, satellites and other celestial bodies is impressive. Information is age appropriate, detailed and animated video clips make learning our solar system even more engaging!

Our entire solar system can be explored through this excellent astronomy app!

What's New

Version 2.4.4

Dear Astronomy Lovers!

Thanks for using Solar Walk. We update the app regularly to make it better for you. This release brings bug fixes and performance improvements that will help you explore the Solar system.

Keep the reviews coming in! We appreciate all the feedback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Great app, love it just some tweaks are in order


I love this app, what would make it better is the abillity to travel to other solar systems by zooming in on the stars and obsreving other galaxys like you do with the Milky Way within this app. Perhaps they could make the infomation more detailed as I thought they had missed out alot of the more interesting stuff that people don't know. They also did not add any of Neptune's moons or Pluto's moon. As well as that they also forgot to add the Astroid Belt, Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud just outside the solar system. All in all I think this a brilliant app and I would strongly suggest buying it, just some tweaks in the next update are in order.

Developer Response

Thank you very much! Check our latest updates!

A bit space consuming


This app is amazing, I've always loved looking at the sky and now I can get even more information from this app. But there is one annoying thing. The too much memory is taken up on my only 8GB iPod touch (although I'm planning on getting a 32GB iPod touch 5th gen) so I think that the app could have a Internet based option where you choose it to be Internet based and when you quit the app it deletes all the data and then reloads it upon opening the app, so that it only takes up the memory for the reloading. Aside from that this app is amazing and I would recommend this to anyone with a fascination with space

Developer Response

Thank you for your remarks, they are appreciated!


Argo Duck

This app is the best astronomical visualization I have seen on any platform; and one of the best iPad apps I have seen, period. The developer's description is accurate in every detail. My first reaction on starting it up and interacting with our solar system was "this is like suddenly finding oneself in a light-speed capable starship/time machine". My wife was just as blown away. The sense of realism is that good! And we haven't even tried it with 3d glasses yet.

It is also a stunning testament to the capabilities of the iPad. This developer has set the bar very high.

In-App Purchases

Solar System App:Full Version

Space missions, satellites, space movies, etc


Solar Eclipse Explanation

Movie about solar eclipse & path of totality


Major Circles of Latitude

Don't know what Latitude is? Get this movie!


Zodiacal Constellations

Short movie about zodiacal constellations


The Moon Phases Explanation

Educational film about the phases of the moon


The Tidal Phenomenon (movie)

The correct explanation of tidal phenomena



Vito Technology Inc.
429.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2014 Vito Technology Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. 3D Models of Famous Satellites Free
  2. All Additional Content - Sale $4.49
  3. Planet Size Comparison Free


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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