What's New

- New Eclipse toolbar button.
- Improved selection behavior when using Apple Pencil.
- Object Info: Don't compute rise/set times or conjunctions/oppositions, etc. for Earth, when viewing from Earth.
- Miscellaneous stability improvements.

App Description

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Countdown to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun with SkySafari.

New eclipse feature lets you know exactly when the eclipse will start in your location, how long it will last and when it will end. Use the interactive eclipse path map to explore the eclipse from other locations and figure out where you need to go to experience totality!
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SkySafari 5 is the newest version of the world's best astronomy app!!

If you've used an older version of SkySafari, here's what's new:

1) Complete support for iOS 9 & 10!

2) Support for Apple Watch! Everything you need to know about the Sun, Moon, Planets, and ISS on your wrist.

3) Tonight at a Glance: the location and rise/set times of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and International Space Station in one handy view!

4) Notifications when the ISS and other major satellites will pass overhead, and when the planets rise!

5) Completely new sound effects, and a new look to the sky and horizon. A brighter, more visible Moon. Better transitions between portrait and landscape mode.

6) Object lists in the Search menu now show thumbnail images for every object which has a photograph, and also now shows their rise/set times.

7) Updated object descriptions, now with images in-line on iPhone and iPod touch! Every object now has a description!

8) A new Share button lets you share your sky by email, text, or social media!

9) Reworked Time Flow controls, which let you set the date and time directly from the main toolbar.

If you haven't used SkySafari before, here's what you can do with it.

• Hold your device up, and SkySafari will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your real time movements for the ultimate stargazing experience.

• See an eclipse now, in the past or in the future! Simulate the night sky from anywhere on Earth many years in the past or in the future! Animate meteor showers, comet approaches, transits, conjunctions, and other celestial events with SkySafari’s Time Flow.

• Locate the Sun, Moon, or Mars from our extensive database and track the arrow to be directed to their exact locations in the sky before you. See spectacular views of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and other planets!

• Learn about the history, mythology, and science of heavens! Browse from hundreds of object descriptions, astronomical photographs, and NASA spacecraft images in SkySafari. Explore tons of NASA Space Missions! Stay up-to-date with SkyWeek, for all major sky events every day – miss nothing!

All this is built into SkySafari 5 – no need for an Internet connection. It's a powerful planetarium that fits in your pocket, puts the universe at your fingertips, and is incredibly easy to use! This app is everything the casual stargazer will ever want.

Additional Features:

• 120,000 stars; over 200 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; all major planets and moons, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites including the International Space Station (ISS).

• Animated meteor showers with complete viewing information & spectacular graphics.

• Orbit Mode – Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly like a NASA space probe through the solar system. Requires in-app purchase.

• Night Vision – Preserves your eyesight after dark.

• Apple Maps Integration – Choose your location from a built-in Maps view.

• Horizon Panoramas – choose from beautiful built-in vistas, or customize your own!

For telescope control, a bigger database, and more features, check out SkySafari 5 Plus and SkySafari 5 Pro!

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • January 02, 2016 Initial release
  • January 14, 2016 New version 5.0.2
  • February 08, 2016 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • July 13, 2016 New version 5.1.1
  • August 13, 2016 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • August 14, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • November 09, 2016 New version 5.1.2
  • November 29, 2016 New version 5.1.3
  • December 04, 2016 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • December 05, 2016 New version 5.1.4
  • December 05, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • August 21, 2017 New version 5.4.0
  • August 21, 2017 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • August 22, 2017 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99

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