Night Sky 4+

Stargazing Guide to the Sky

iCandi Apps Ltd.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


2024 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+ 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 App Store 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 the App Store after the purchase. Auto-renew may also be turned off from here.
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What’s New

Version 12.5.1

Version 12.5 brings the following enhancements:

+ Bug fixes and minor 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
1.6K Ratings

1.6K 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.

Kaisermonay666 ,


The night sky app is an excellent tool for anyone interested in stargazing or astronomy. With its intuitive interface and comprehensive database of celestial bodies, this app makes it easy to identify and learn about the objects in the night sky. One of the standout features of the night sky app is its augmented reality mode, which allows you to point your phone or tablet at the sky and see a labeled map of the stars and planets superimposed on your screen. This feature is incredibly useful for identifying objects in the sky, especially for beginners who may not be familiar with the constellations. In addition to its augmented reality mode, the night sky app also includes detailed information about each celestial object, including its name, distance from Earth, and interesting facts about its properties and history. This makes the app a great educational resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of astronomy. Overall, I highly recommend the night sky app for anyone interested in stargazing or astronomy. Its user-friendly interface and comprehensive database of celestial objects make it an essential tool for both beginners and experienced stargazers alike.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! Happy stargazing!

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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!



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