Designed for iOS/iPadOS 13 and watchOS 6

Night Sky is a powerful AR personal planetarium.

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, then explore the object in AR!


+ NEW - SUPER POWERFUL SKY VIEW - Sky View has been massively upgraded for Night Sky 7! With over 60 million more stars, 8X higher resolution for light spectrum textures, sunrise/sunset effects and new daylight mode!

+ NEW - MAPS UI - A brand new clean and familiar interface for Night Sky 7, with new Search features with Quick Find, intelligent Night Red Mode, Light Pollution indicator and beautiful feature tiles prepare to navigate Night Sky quicker than ever before!

+ NIGHT SKY WATCH AR - An all new Apple Watch app. Sky View has been completely revamped, with Glass Constellations, New Red Vision, sunrise/sunset effects and Night Sky Live Tours from your wrist!

+ NEW - AURORA MAPPING (Premium Feature) - See where the Aurora is most visible with the nearest Aurora viewing locations to you highlighted. Complete with Aurora alerts!

+ NEW - NIGHT SKY MINDFULNESS (Premium Feature) - Stargazing is one of the most relaxing and calming natural connections you can make. Make that time count by adding Mindfulness Minutes to Apple Health.

+ NEW - ADLER PLANETARIUM AR EXPERIENCE - We’ve worked in collaboration with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago to bring a new AR experience. Simply raise Night Sky to labelled objects to view immersive content, and interact with 3D models of some of the objects on display. Check out the new Spacesuit Experience using People Tracking with iOS 13!

+ NEW - PLANET INTERNAL STRUCTURES - With the tap of a button reveal the internal structures of the planets of the Solar System.

+ NEW - NIGHT SKY QUIZ - Test your knowledge of Night Sky with a new inbuilt quiz that supports ClassKit. Keep track of your students scores on various topics from Space History, Satellites, Stars and Living in Space!

+ AR OBJECT EXPLORATION - Pull Planets, Stars and Constellations out of the sky and look at them in AR and even share the object via iMessage with USDZ!

+ NIGHT SKY SIRI SHORTCUTS - “Hey Siri, show me where the International Space Station is!”… create a Siri Shortcuts, then just ask Siri where any planet or even the ISS is, and Night Sky will direct you to it!

+ AR PLANETARY PORTALS & AR GRAND ORRERY (Premium Features) - Step onto the surface of other planets by placing AR portals around your room! AR Portals now also support People Occlusion with ARKit 3 and iOS 13! Or walk around the entire Solar System using the interactive Grand Orrery!

+ NIGHT SKY TOURS (Premium Feature): Get a live tour or create your own tours for any location and time in the world!

+ MY SKY NOTIFICATIONS - Completely customize your notifications in Night Sky. Favorite any object and be informed when that object is rising for your current location.


Night Sky 7 is dedicated to the memory of Sebastian John Hill. Born into the stars.

Optional Night Sky Premium is available for $1.99/month or $9.99/year (or equivalent currency). 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 7.4

Thank you for using Night Sky! Version 7.4 contains the following enhancements:

+ AR Improvements - When in AR Sky Blending, Night Sky now stays in AR mode when pulling objects out of the sky to explore them in AR.
+ Planet Complication on Apple Watch- We've reintroduced the Planet complication and allowed you to choose whether you would like to see the Light Pollution complication or Planet complication from settings within Night Sky on iPhone.
+ UI Improvements - Double tap in Sky View is no longer centre screen centric. Double tap zooms to the area you tap. We've also reversed the direction of rotation when exploring planets and other objects to make it feel more natural.
+ Night Sky News sharing article improvements.
+ Additional minor bug fixes and enhancements.

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

Happy stargazing!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29.6K Ratings

29.6K Ratings

Amazing cool epic Hollie ,

Amazing! 💫

Highly recommend to any amateur astronomer! I have been using this app for a few months now and I am very impressed. It has a gorgeous, sleek design, relevant information about stars and deep-sky objects alike, up-to-date news and beautiful stargazing music. I use this app frequently when observing and its choice of a well-designed red display (to aid dark adaption) is a crucial aspect of a successful observing session. Not to mention the simplicity of holding up your device, and immediately being shown a description of the star you are pointing at. In my opinion, this is the best astronomy app and being only 14 years old myself, it has broadened my horizons of the world of astronomy. I shall continue using this amazing app and hopefully others will discover it too. 💫🙏

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! Happy stargazing!

hdudufufhd ,

Great app, but doesnt live up to its standards

First of all, let me start off by saying this app is great and very detailed. Love the info about about everything. I have this on my ipad and currently running the trial. My only problem is that even though the augmented reality feature is accurate, the camera function (where the stars and constellations in the app are projected on the sky through your screen) doesn't show the exact location of the stars and constellations. Its just either on the left or right of the actual location of the star. This bugs me because id expect more from an app that asks nearly £10 for a year. I have all the settings set to the recommendations. Please fix this because your app is great and i wouldn't want to stop using it because of this. Im not sure if its a glitch or something wrong with the app but its the same with my iPhone and ipad. I use this to find stars for when im gazing through my telescope, but this makes it quite hard to find stars and planets like mars and jupiter as its inaccurate. Fix this please.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! This could be a calibration issue. In order to make sure your device is calibrated correctly, please make sure you are not using a third party case on your device. This can sometimes interfere with the compass causing an inaccurate reading. Also please make sure you have allowed Night Sky access to your location, you can confirm this by running the Tutorial from the main menu. Also you can manually align the sky using the compass alignment tool, just tap the triangular shape in the top left hand side of the screen to do this then swipe the sky to tweak alignment. We hope this has helped, however if we can be of anymore assistance, please reach out to the team at We hope to earn your 5 star review!

AppleID:7523825 ,

From one time purchase to monthly subs

A stunning application! Although I will never be happy about paying for something and then getting turfed into the free crowd. I do appreciate the developers responses. It does show commitment and I do value their position to make money to support the software even if the model was in hindsight. It does take swear and tears to do. I program myself - I know. The latest update that includes the Tesla and Humanity Star is a nice touch and glad it was added. The app is also looking beautiful with the Milky Way coloring.

Old Reply to Developer response:
I really appreciate dev responses but it’s not a question of canceling the subscription. It’s the fact you guys changed your one time purchase app that I paid good money for into a subscription service. Existing users should have had the ability to stay connected for their original purchase price. You could have had a solution for this type of user.

Old Original review: I am getting so sick of apps charging an initial costs then later switching to in-app purchasing and monthly subscriptions. Seriously.. you should give all existing users free premium when you change the model of payment.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your updated review. We're pleased we earned your 5 star review and will continue to deliver great updates to Night Sky going forward. If we can be of any further assistance, please reach out to the team at who will be happy to help. Happy stargazing!

Previous Response: Thank you for your updated review. To address your concerns, we do have a solution to users that paid for Night Sky as a one off between 2011 and mid 2016. That is the free version now actually has more functionality than the versions paid for several years ago. We then were able to move to a subscription model giving much more users great functionality for free, whilst having an optional subscription for our latest features and technology which costs a lot to develop. This way users who paid years ago and choose not to subscribe, maintain, and actually gain functionality which our premium users help fund development of. Those users who do subscribe, are always guaranteed access to our latest features and enhancements. Ultimately it is impossible to maintain a business model where a user pays a small one off fee (similar price to a chocolate bar), and then receive years of free updates to the latest features. You wouldn’t purchase 1 chocolate bar and expect additional ones for free years later. So the free app with subscription is the best solution for the entire user base. We hope this has helped explain.

Original response: Thank you for your review. You are able to cancel your subscription by using the 'Manage Subscription' button from the main menu within Night Sky. We hope this has helped, and we hope to earn your 5 star review. If you need any further assistance, please reach out to the team at who will be happy to help.


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Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.


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  1. Night Sky Premium Monthly £1.99
  2. Night Sky Premium Annual £9.99
  3. Premium Monthly £1.99


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