Night Sky 4+

Guide to the Sky Above

iCandi Apps Ltd.

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    • Offers In-App Purchases


Multiple Webby & Lovie Award Winner!

Designed for Apple Silicon

Night Sky is a powerful personal planetarium.

Quickly identify stars, planets, constellations and satellites in your own beautiful personal planetarium! This is all done magically. Whether you’re looking for a constellation or the International Space Station, research it with Night Sky from the comfort of your Mac!

Completely synced with Night Sky on your iOS/iPadOS device, the macOS version brings all your Sky Tours, Sky Notifications, Favorite Objects, and beautiful Moon Tours to the big screen of your Mac! Making it the perfect tool for research projects and browsing the sky in comfort.


+ SKY TAGS - Make Night Sky yours, by adding personal Sky Tags to the map! Pin Sky Tags to objects in the sky to save for future reference, and share them via iMessage so others can find them! Sky Tags can be categorized, and are completely personal to you. Maybe you want to tag a star as a memorial to someone, or tag something you’d like to observe later that night. You can even add Astrophotography photos and observation notes to your Sky Tags!

+ CONNECTED STARGAZING (+ Feature) - Connected Stargazing is a revolutionary new feature that utilizes SharePlay in macOS 12.1 or above, allowing you to stargaze with others when you are apart! Start a FaceTime Audio call with those who you would like to stargaze with, then create a session by adding objects for everyone to find in the sky! Connected Stargazing on macOS is ideal for setting up and hosting sessions, or taking part in stargazing sessions if you're unable to observe from outside.

+ SKY TIMESTAMPS - Travel to anytime in the past or future using the Space Travel feature, then Sky Timestamp the time for quick recollection! Save the sky for the night you were born, or any other significant celestial event to revisit at the tap of your Sky Timestamp!

+ BILLIONS OF STARS! (+ Feature) - Space is vast, so Night Sky has been hyper charged in Night Sky 8 with over 1.7 BILLION STARS streamed from the cloud! With a new super deep zoom greater than 10X before, prepare to delve deeper into space than ever before!

+ NIGHT SKY WIDGET - Add the beautiful new Night Sky Widget. Available in multiple sizes get relevant data to your location on satellite flyovers, conditions, and your favorite objects!

+ MAPS UI - A brand new clean and familiar interface for Night Sky, 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!

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

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

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

+ NIGHT SKY TOURS (+ 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.


Optional Night Sky+ (previously named Night Sky Premium) is available for $5.99USD/month or $39.99USD/year (or equivalent currency, price by country can vary). 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 12.0

Welcome to Night Sky 12!

Night Sky 12 is a huge update bringing some exciting new features and enhancements for macOS Sonoma:

+ LIVE SKY EVENTS - Never miss Live Sky Events again with Night Sky! A new indicator will appear in the bottom right of the Sky View whenever there is an interesting Live Sky Event such as a meteor shower or planetary conjunction for instance. The Live Event will also be highlighted in the Sky View and will only appear when the event is Live, so you'll immediately know the most exciting celestial wonders to view as soon as you launch Night Sky!

+ PRO GRIDS & LINES - We've added the equatorial line, the meridian line, equatorial grid and azimuthal grid to Night Sky. Turn these on or off directly from the Sky View.

+ INTERACTIVE WIDGET SUPPORT (macOS Sonoma required) - Night Sky now supports Interactive Widgets on macOS Sonoma! Favorite an object from the Interactive Widget to get notifications about it rising in the future.

+ HIGH RESOLUTION LIGHT SPECTRUMS - We've improved the resolution of all light spectrum arrays in Night Sky 12. See things you can't see with your eyes using the light spectrum filters available to change directly from the Sky View.

+ USER TOURS (Night Sky+ only) - Anyone can now make their own custom sky tour. Create a list of objects with your own images, and have Night Sky direct you to the objects in a sequenced tour. You can then share this tour with family and friends!

+ COMMON NAMES - Night Sky now recognises commonly used terms such as 'the big dipper' and 'the plough'. When a user searches for commonly used names, Night Sky will display the correct objects in the search results.

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

Happy stargazing!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 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.

-ashok ,

App is crashing in my ipad

It’s a very good app and I have no other complaint about it , only problem I’m facing is it’s crashing frequently on my iPad and I even report this on given email ID and got no response.. please help me to explore more with the app .
Thank you for creating such an amazing app

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review, we're sorry you're experiencing a problem. Can you please reach out directly to the team at We'd love to help you resolve this.

advcspr ,

in 30 days trail period night sky deducted ₹1499/- from icloud money

Night Sky Refunded my money after complaing the same. The team of Night sky looks good. suggesstion for the night sky is that deduct money only the expiration of trail period if someone subscribed as trail period. Trail periods means a users first wanna know how this app works and is it usefull fir him or not.
However Experience was good.
Thanks Nightsky for refund my Money.
Your app was good and usefull for people but I think it was not for me. again thanks to cordinating team for quick response and decision👍🏻

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! It sounds like you have purchased a 12 month subscription rather than starting a trial subscription. Can you please reach out to the team at We'd love to help and earn your 5 star review!



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