Night Sky 4+

Guide to the Sky Above

iCandi Apps Ltd.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Overall Most Popular Stargazing App on iOS!
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 11.4

Thank you for using Night Sky! Version 11.4 contains the following enhancements -

- Localisation - Added 14 new languages! Night Sky is now professionally translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bosnian, Estonian, Georgian, Nepali, Serbian, Swahili, Galician, Kazakh and Zulu. Taking the total languages supported by Night Sky to 68!
- Night Sky Museum (+ Feature) - Added 10 new 3D models to Night Sky Museum. Get up close to Sputnik 1, Voyager 1, Lunokhod 1, The Space Shuttle, Explorer 1, Cassini-Huygens, Juno, Lunar Module Eagle, InSight, and the Parker Solar Probe!
- Space Exploration Timeline - Enhanced the UI of the Space Exploration Timeline, to make it quicker and easier to navigate through the years. Also fully updated the timeline to the present day.
- Additional 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 assistance, please reach out to the team at who will be happy to help!

Happy stargazing!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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.

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Brilliant App

This app truly humbles you, that moment when you open the app you can see everything! Stars galaxy’s,planets,the Milky Way, and even satellites. One of my favorite features is that your able to view most if not all objects in an interactive 3D space. It’s a beautiful app with stellar accuracy. A problem you will see is that it’s not 100% accurate when you look to the sky but that’s an easy fox just find the section to put in your current location and when you do I promise it gets much more accurate. I personally have a telescope and this app truly fascinates me, I use it to help find objects I use it to help see what objects are there’s just so much good in the app with or without the subscription. The app also has many other various features such as the news category which fills you in on all the latest new regarding astronomy. I personally love the app and am sure you will love it too!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! Happy stargazing!

Reader listener ,

Missing some things

I love this app but lately it’s not picking up everything. There is a bright object to the top left of the moon right now, in close relation visually, and it’s not registering on the app. I gave it the benefit of the doubt that the bodies showing up a little further out were it but none of them lined up with position in the sky in relation and visual proximity to the moon. The app used to be spot on. Second time in 2 months I’ve been disappointed with as many times using it. Last time it wouldn’t show me where the moon was at all when I was trying to brag about the app to friends.

Next night:
It was Mars. Why wouldn’t it be superimposed over one another and have something that says what it is? And when you try to zoom in to a local body you get visually flooded with our local cluster of galaxies (honestly, that’s annoying. I know it’s a combination of our galaxy with other galaxies mingled in, but help me learn from local bodies! At least give a staged zoom prompt where you can zoom to the inner planets, then the outer planets, then the galaxy, followed by the super clusters if you wanna take it deep lol. Also, this used to have a super easy to use function where you type in a local body and arrows guide you to its location in the sky. Why would you get rid of that?! 🤷‍♂️

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. You are able to completely customize how Night Sky presents the sky from Preferences within the main menu of Night Sky so we would encourage exploring the app some more. Our app does accurately display the positions of stars and planets so it's not clear why you have been experiencing issues. If we can be of any further assistance, please reach out to the team at, who will be happy to help. We hope to earn your 5 star review!


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