3D guide to the solar system for aspiring astronomers

Over 10 million downloads!

• Sky 2D: locate planets with flat view of sky
• Sky 3D: planetarium style view of the sky
• Visibility: shows times when planets are visible
• Globe: rotating 3D globe of planets and moon

What’s New

Version 5.0

Entire screen now used on iPhone X and up
Updates for iOS 12

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

MintfestAlpha ,

A Treasure

I’ve been using Planets now for over five years, so it’s high time I review it. Whether you’re trying to pinpoint the Moon, a planet, or a constellation in the sky; wondering at what time each body will be visible during the day or night; curious just how many moons one of the outer planets has; or my favourite feature - checking out what the sky looks like from anywhere else on the face of the Earth, then Planets is the app for you. It isn’t just an essential tool for stargazers, but anyone stranded in an unfamiliar place and trying to get their bearings, I’d argue Planets might just save your life. I’d like to personally thank Q Continuum/Dana for putting this app in the store and continually supporting and updating it through all these years. 👍🏻

arbphil69 ,

Out of this world!! (I know, I know)

Had this app since my very first iPhone, still amazes me now with the accuracy etc have recommended to lots of friends as well...

Never really been into star gazing as such, but downloaded this great app so that me and my young daughter could try and identify the stars on a clear night, brilliant!! Especially the 3d planetarium. Couldn't believe that we even managed to identify mars! Also, the accuracy of the bright stars in 3d mode made it really easy to locate them in the night sky. Well done!

AVFC64 ,

An oldie

I used this app a lot back in what must of been iOS 8 maybe even lower. Now being on iOS 12, I’ve found the app in my purchased list, and I am gobsmacked that the owners have updated it and it’s still usable despite its extremely old age. The graphics aren’t nearly as good as today’s apps on space, but it’s an oldie. And that’s why I don’t mind.


Dana Peters
15.3 MB

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


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