Galactic Compass 4+

To the middle of the Milky Way

Mwie Ltd

Designed for iPhone

    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings
    • Free

iPhone Screenshots


To the middle of the Milky Way

Galactic Compass presents you with a floating arrow with one purpose: to point the direction of the central supermassive black hole of the Milky Way galaxy, known as Sagittarius A*.

The middle of the galaxy is 26,000 light years.. but which way?

The direction depends on:

- the time of day
- your location
- the position of the Earth in its orbit

It's hard to figure out in your head.

Well now the answer is in your pocket. If you're ever lost, Galactic Compass can show you the way.

What’s New

Version 1.4

New feature! Enable the compass background to see the horizon and also the ecliptic – the edge-on position of our Solar System.

Also, in the new Debug screen... want to know when "galaxyrise" and "galaxyset" are today? Now there's a chart for that! (Yes I just made up those words.)

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

mago magi ,

Sense of direction

Fascinating. Something I’d never thought about, the black hole at the centre of our galaxy was just somewhere up there. Suddenly I find it’s often below my feet and it sooooo far away. Some might consider this a trifling thing to know but I find it simultaneously leaves me a feeling humility and wonder.

Thanks for an app that though seemingly simple, is clearly improving with every iteration and bizarrely addictive — without wasting great swathes of my day.

mazbox ,

Quite reliable

As someone who loves exploring the vastness of space, I don't often look for guidance to find the centre of the universe. However, I must admit, this app has been surprisingly helpful during those moments when the cosmos becomes a bit too overwhelming. It's a handy navigator for anyone who occasionally needs a bit of assistance amidst the stars. A simple yet effective tool for all of us aspiring space explorers.

Bdogramaci ,

Works well

Easy to use and navigate throughout galaxy while hitchhiking.

App Privacy

The developer, Mwie Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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