Night Sky 11


Our latest major update to Night Sky brings an array of new features including new Editor Tours, NGC Star Catalogue, Trajectory Time Stamps, and much more!

Connected Stargazing

Stargaze with others using Connected Stargazing with SharePlay! Start a FaceTime Audio call, then stargaze together in real time! Night Sky lets others in your group know when you’ve found an object! Someone can host, or you can all collaborate, adding stars, planets, constellations and satellites to the session in real time! A revolutionary new feature allowing you to stargaze together even when you’re physically apart.

Night Sky+ subscribers only. iOS/iPadOS 15.1 or newer, or macOS Monterey or newer required. FaceTime Audio recommended.

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!

2 free Sky Tags included. Unlimited Sky Tags for Night Sky+ subscribers only.

AR Sky Window

Erase the ceiling of your bedroom, lounge or classroom with AR Sky Window! Night Sky intelligently detects the ceiling using LiDAR, and makes it magically disappear to reveal the Night Sky behind it!

For devices equipped with LiDAR only

Spatial Audio Object Navigation

Using AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, search for an object when automatic sky tracking is on, and Night Sky will make the star, planet or constellation ‘chirp’ in the 360° soundscape, assisting you to navigate to the object with sound!

iOS/iPadOS 15 required with AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. AirPods Pro and AirPods Max are trademarks of Apple Inc.

AR Grand Orrery

Bring the Solar System into your home or classroom with the new Grand Orrery feature! Use augmented reality to walk around the entire solar system, manipulating time and space with your fingertips! Walk up to the planets and see them in great detail, view their moons and surrounding satellites. Even see current space missions in our Solar System! Not only can you explore from space, with our new Grand Orrery you’re able to actually land on the planets and view the sky from Mars or even Jupiters moons for instance!

AR Grand Orrery ad

Night Sky 11 aims to help our users unleash the power of Night Sky. With new Editor Tours highlighting interesting celestial wonders, and the new Deep Search clearly surfacing the vast array of features available, everyone will make new discoveries and get more out of Night Sky than ever before!

- Andy Weekes, Founder & Company Director - iCandi Apps

Now on Mac!

Night Sky is now available across all Apple devices as one universal app! Now on the Mac, get all of your Sky Tags, Sky Timestamps, favorite tours, notifications, and local stargazing data from iOS delivered to your desktop. Night Sky on the Mac becomes the perfect research and education tool, and looks more beautiful than ever before on the big retina displays in full screen!

Let Night Sky be your Tour Guide!

Night Sky becomes your personal tour guide on Apple TV for any location or time on Earth! With amazingly rich graphics and Environment Based Horizon Lines, where the horizon adapts to the location you’ve selected, you’ll never be more informed about the Night Sky! Night Sky even can give you tours of major celestial events!

Night Sky on Apple Watch

Night Sky becomes truly magical on Apple Watch. Simply raise your wrist to identify stars, planets, constellations and even the ISS! As you lower your wrist you’re presented with a beautiful Celestial Compass giving you an overview of the Night Sky around you.

Night Sky For You

Get a totally customized experience, Night Sky Tonight gives you an animated view of the sky above you from Sunset to Sunrise. You can scrub through the night to see all celestial events happening local to you. Within Night Sky Tonight get a breakdown of the stargazing conditions, light pollution, local stargazing sites, and also all planet rise and set times. You can even tap objects to get reminders, such as when Mars is rising, or when the International Space Station is next flying past!

Accessibility & VoiceOver

Night Sky is for everyone. We’ve built accessibility features into Night Sky 4.4 or above, this includes the ability to magnify all text labels in Sky View. Night Sky also includes full VoiceOver support. Users with VoiceOver enabled can simply raise their device, and Night Sky will read the celestial objects to them.

Night Sky enables our blind and partially sighted users to hear the sky, and that’s something we’re incredibly excited about as it will deeply enrich lives.

VoiceOver in Action