SkyORB is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, news, sun clock, point at the sky, weather, and more. Tap “…More” to learn why you should download this App today!
SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope or with ARKi.
SkyORB is free to download and you can upgrade to the premium version directly from the application to enjoy even more features, as notifications and on-the-cloud backup.
What you will get with SkyORB (Lite version):
• Fast (multi-core optimized) and lightweight (<100MB), full featured astronomy app.
• a 3D real-time planetarium with photo-realistic rendering,
• a Zoom all the way in to the solar system, or zoom all the way out to the rest of the Milky Way in 3D.
• a 3D real-time sky rendering, with tracking from compass and gyroscope, Augmented reality with ARKit support.
• Comets and satellites positions, with update from the Web for latest entries, including near earth asteroids.
• Weather forecast from current location,
• Personalized ephemeris including next 60 days astronomy events, including peak day of meteors showers, date of planets elongation and opposition.
• Display day/night terminator on a world map,
• Powerful universal search engine: type few letter and find a matching nebula, constellation, place, planets, space probes (Pioneer and Voyager) and more.
• Moon phases with dates, including rise and set times,
• Ability to simulate the sky from any place in the world and even from other planet like Mars
• Be alerted when a phenomenon (planet at its brightest, full/new moon, eclipse) is occurring with local notifications. Also receive enhanced push notifications of astronomy news released in the press.
Upgrade to SkyORB Premium (one-time purchase or 12-month membership) and unlock access to a host of additional features that will extend and improve your use of SkyORB as:
• Ad-free version
• Full screen in planetarium view, including more view unlocked
• Display more information on moon phases, ephemeris.
• More views unlocked, including ability to hide user interface in planetarium and local view modes,
• More complete search engine,
• Easily recover your premium upgrade to all your devices connected to your account, thanks to the iOS cloud storage.
• And many more features unlocked !
• Apple Watch (watchOS 5) with vocal search engine, digital crown, equation of time complication, and stand alone from the phone.
PLEASE NOTE that your 12-months Premium Membership will automatically renew for the same duration and price as the one originally chosen.
Thanks for using SkyORB. Here the changes in this version:
. The moon page can be toggled to fullscreen with larger display of the moon.
. Added moon craters and features
. Added moon time shift with phases and librations.
. Location position now visible in space view.
. Added notification if heading is incorrect due to magnetic interferences.
. Other bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
NOT FREE - bad app
Another greedy app developer. This APP is NOT FREE and not only that it crashes.
Not worth the download.
I don't think that they understand the difference between Free and Demo. FREE MEANS THAT ITS ALL FREE WITHOUT THE PRESSURE TO PURCHASE!!!
Not as good as the other 2.99 apps
Had the free version now it asks for an upgrade, I have at least 4 astronomy apps that are better than this one. Will be deleting this as soon as I'm done typing this.
Short and sweet
Get "Distant Sun" lite.
In-App PurchasesSee All
- Stephane Denis
- 138.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Premium Version $3.99
- 1-year Premium Subscription $2.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.