Point your iPhone or iPad like a magic lens into the night sky, and see in real time what stars, planets, and constellations hover above. Stargazing has never been so easy!
This app is a streamlined starmap that is gorgeous to look at. See constellations come to life against a vibrant backdrop of stars, each colored according to their actual stellar classification. Track the movement of planets. See the phases of the moon. Discover detailed information about stars. Amaze your friends and educate your kids with this impressive app.
* New Augmented reality mode!
* Information at your fingertips. Learn about stars and planets. Discover trivia connecting stars to some of your favorite science fiction Learn the folklore behind constellations.
* Lightning-fast navigation.
* Over 100,000 stars from the Hipparcos database, painted accurately according to their spectral type.
* All 88 western constellations.
* Planets of the solar system.
* See a real-time map of the sky, day or night.
* Detailed information on hundreds of celestial objects from stars to planets to solar system objects.
* Powerful zoom feature allows you to pinpoint star clusters and examine planets.
* View the sky beneath the horizon. Know where the sun is, even at night!
* Supports both motion and touch navigation. Point your device at the sky and the app will track what you see.
Starlight is an ever-expanding tour of the Cosmos with new content planned regularly.
Ratings and Reviews
Simply, this is the easiest to use, easiest to understand, most informative sky-gazing app I've used. I've deleted all the others on my device!....(four years later)and since I originally wrote this review, this app has gotten even better. Still shamelessly simple to use but now they’ve added gobs of information for each star, planet, and constellation. This is an excellent app!
Best app for stargazing
I’ve had this app for many moons now and it keeps getting better and better. It’s super easy to use and that just makes the experience so much better because you can actually focus and appreciate what you’re seeing, be present in the moment Instead of messing around with options and tweaks. The simplest is often the best!
Starlight is a beautiful, fun, informative app! Everything I need for a bit of star gazing right in the palm of my hand. The illustrations are lovely, and I love the way the stars connect into constellations as you pan towards them! I also love that you can click on the stars or planets and get information about them. This is a very sleek looking app with good design and performance.
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- ION6, LLC
- 72.1 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2021 ION6, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.