Night Sky is a powerful augmented reality personal planetarium. Designed for iOS 11.

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’re looking for a constellation or the International Space Station, let Night Sky direct you to it.

Feature set:

- AR Grand Orrery (Premium Feature) : With iOS 11 bring the Solar System into your home or classroom with the new Grand Orrery feature! Use augmented reality to walk around the entire solar system, manipulating time and space with your fingertips! Walk up to the planets and see them in great detail, view their moons and surrounding satellites. Even see current space missions in our Solar System! Not only can you explore from space, with our new Grand Orrery you’re able to actually land on the planets and view the sky from Mars or even Jupiters moons for instance! The Night Sky Grand Orrery opens up the sky from any vantage point in our entire Solar System! A super powerful and super magical experience, only possible with Night Sky and iOS 11!

- Live Night Sky Tours: New for Night Sky 5, tap Sky Tours for a tour of the sky above you. Night Sky will guide you to each constellation currently visible and inform you of the stars. Customize your tour by selecting its duration.

- Worldwide Night Sky Tours (Premium Feature): Create your own tours for any location and time in the world! Just drop a pin on the world map, and Night Sky will generate a Sky Tour for that location and save it into My Tours for quick and easy access. Be sure to create a tour for your favorite camp site, and next summer vacation! Your tours are then synced via iCloud to view with Night Sky on tvOS and vice versa!

- My Sky Notifications - New for Night Sky 5, completely customize your notifications in Night Sky. Favorite any object from satellites to constellations, and be informed when that object is rising for your current location. We’ve now also included Iridium Flare notifications for your current location. Manage all notifications with a new simple list. Rich notifications appear on your iOS device with beautiful animations. You’ll always be aware when your favorite celestial objects are about to rise!

- Power Sky View with Glass Constellations:  115000 celestial objects, deep sky objects, beautiful Glass Constellations, 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 4.  Simply raise your wrist to the sky to quickly identify stars, planets and constellations!

- Land on the Moon (Premium Feature):  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!

- 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.

- Latest News (Premium Feature):  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

Version 5.2

Thank you for using Night Sky and helping make it get 'Best of 2017' on the App Store! We're grateful to all our users worldwide for your continued support!

Version 5.2 brings the following enhancements:

- Customize Apple Watch complication. You're able to customize objects that show on the Apple Watch complication within settings in Night Sky on iOS. Choose the Moon, planets, the ISS and now even Iridium Flares!
- Good, Fair or Poor stargazing conditions are now indicated on Sky View with a small icon.
- Instant Tonight Tour - Get an instant Tonight Tour within Night Sky Tonight. Just tap the Tonight Tour icon in top left of Night Sky Tonight and get a full tour for whats happening for your location for the night ahead!
- Added Nereid (Neptune's third largest moon) to the Grand Orrery and Sky View.
- Added Charon (Pluto's largest moon) to the Grand Orrery and Sky View.
- Made it more obvious how to delete custom My Sky Notifications. (Swipe right to left, then tap Delete).
- Added Haptic Feedback to the Light Spectrum Array dial.
- Fixed Sky View bug on Apple Watch Series 3.
- Additional bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Thank you for using Night Sky. If you enjoy using Night Sky a great review on the App Store is always appreciated. If there is anything you need assistance with, please reach out to the team at, who will be happy to help.

Happy stargazing into 2018!

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

23.2K Ratings

23.2K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

This planetarium in your pocket makes it easy to discover the wonders of space wherever you go. Day or night, just aim your device skyward to see a live 3D map of the heavens, complete with beautifully illustrated constellations, stars, planets, and satellites. A special night mode helps you read the map in the dark, while integrated weather reports show the best times for stargazing. You can even have notifications alert you to future astronomical events.

Tantalizingly Illuminating


Night Sky calls to the senses with captivating visuals and ethereal sounds. It appeals to the intellect of those seeking out information about the vast universe in which we live -- past, present, and future. Regardless of age, Night Sky has something to offer all participants interacting within the dazzling programming. This app is so complete in most ways, even in free version, that any additions or updates make for surprisingly wonderful gifts to users indeed. Kudos to the developers of Night Sky.

Great, but could be wonderful.


This app is great, besides the fact that every time I zoom out, the advertisement for the premium version opens, and I will not pay for the premium version, but I might be willing to later if you could zoom out without the advertisement opening, but this app is great, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in stars and similar things that also has patience or no problem with advertisements.


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Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
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