What's New

4.1.1 - Bug fixes.

Thank you for using Night Sky! Our 4.1 update is a big update and brings the following enhancements:

- New Copernicus Crater Moon Tour - We've added another Moon Tour for you to explore, the Copernicus Crater. Land on the Moon and explore lunar sites of interest. Only with the Night Sky Premium subscription.

- 3D models are now implemented for all Planets, Planetary Moons, our Moon and Sun! Simply tap the object in our Solar System for more information, or search for it, then tap the 3D button!

- Messier Objects are now mapped in the Sky View. Locate beautiful distant galaxies and tap them for more information.

- Smart Tips - if you haven't discovered or used a feature, Night Sky intelligently gives you a tip helping you to learn Night Sky in an unobtrusive way.

- Added a new graph in Night Sky Tonight which gives you the best day for stargazing at a glance for the next 5 days ahead. For Night Sky Premium subscribers only.

- Due to popular demand, the original Night Sky theme music 'Ypsilon' has returned as our 4th music track!

- Sky View enhancements - Improved orientation of some Glass Constellations. Improved Glass Constellation detail further. Enhanced constellation lines which now appear as standard. You can fully customize the Sky View in Preferences.

- Increased sensitivity of the object information button on iPhone 7/6S/6 Plus devices.

- Fixed a bug when daylight was sometimes represented incorrectly on Earth View.

- Satellites now disappear and reappear when using Space Travel according to their year of launch.

- Localization improvements.

- watchOS 3.1 push notification fixes.

- Many other bug fixes and enhancements.

If you enjoy using Night Sky a great review on the App Store is appreciated! If you have any questions, please reach out to our team at [email protected]

Happy Stargazing!

App Description

Night Sky 4 - Designed for iOS 10 & watchOS 3

From the creators of the original Night Sky app comes Night Sky 4, the most advanced and beautiful stargazing app ever created. 

Quickly identify Stars, Planets, Constellations and Satellites above by simply holding your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch to the Night Sky!  This is all done magically.  Whether you are looking for a constellation or the International Space Station, let Night Sky 4 direct you to it.

Night Sky 4 ventures into territories no stargazing app has ever gone to before. Land on the surface of the Moon and experience Moon Tours of the Apollo 11 and Apollo 15 landing sites.  

Night Sky 4 is the most beautiful and advanced stargazing app available.  

Additional Features: 

- Power Sky View with Glass Constellations:  Completely re-engineered for iOS 10 using Metal with 115000 new celestial objects, beautiful Glass Constellations, new Light Spectrum vision with mesmerising visuals, two finger gesture to increase or decrease Light Pollution, & seamless multilayered animated 3D models. 

- Magic comes to Apple Watch:  We have brought Sky Tracking to Apple Watch in Night Sky 4 on watchOS 3.  Simply raise your wrist to the sky to quickly identify stars, planets and constellations!  As you lower your wrist you are presented with a Celestial Compass which gives you an overview of all the Stars and Planets currently visible around you.  Use the Digital Crown to Space Travel forwards or backwards in time in Sky View and on the Celestial Compass.  All-important celestial events happening above such as planet rise and set times, and ISS flyovers appear on your watch face in one Consolidated Complication.  We’ve also added beautiful animated push notifications for the International Space Station and all planet rise and set times.

Premium Features:

- Land on the Moon:  Moon Tours - One giant leap for innovation.  We’ve accurately recreated the Apollo 11 and Apollo 15 lunar landing sites in a 3D environment as they would appear if you we’re there today!  You are able to explore yourself or be taken on a guided tour of the sites and learn interesting scientific and geographical facts about our Moon while you are actually on it. (Please note Moon Tours are only available on devices that support Metal rendering, iPhone 5S or newer, iPad Air or newer)

- Night Sky Tonight:  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! 

- Latest News:  Get regular updates about the Night Sky above from our very own astrophysicist and Night Sky Editor.


Optional Night Sky Premium is available for $0.99/month or $6.99/year. 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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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • November 11, 2011 New version 1.7
  • November 12, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • November 16, 2011 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • November 23, 2011 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • November 26, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • November 29, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 02, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • December 06, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 10, 2011 New version 1.8
  • December 18, 2011 New version 1.9
  • January 04, 2012 New version 1.9.1
  • January 25, 2012 New version 1.9.2
  • February 10, 2012 New version 1.9.3
  • April 27, 2012 New version 1.9.4
  • June 01, 2012 New version 1.9.5
  • September 21, 2012 New version 1.9.6
  • November 18, 2012 New version 1.9.7
  • November 21, 2012 New version 1.9.8
  • January 10, 2013 New version 1.9.9
  • January 17, 2013 New version 1.9.10
  • August 01, 2013 New version 1.9.11
  • October 04, 2013 New version 1.9.12
  • November 11, 2013 New version 1.9.13
  • December 06, 2013 New version 1.9.14
  • November 03, 2014 New version 3.0.1
  • January 29, 2015 New version 3.1
  • March 18, 2015 New version 3.1.1
  • April 26, 2015 New version 3.2.1
  • July 05, 2015 New version 3.5
  • August 08, 2015 New version 3.5.1
  • September 14, 2015 New version 3.6
  • September 23, 2015 New version 3.6.1
  • October 01, 2015 New version 3.6.2
  • October 11, 2015 New version 3.6.3
  • November 15, 2015 New version 3.7
  • February 20, 2016 New version 3.7.1
  • March 16, 2016 New version 3.7.2
  • July 03, 2016 New version 3.9.1.1
  • July 03, 2016 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • September 14, 2016 New version 4.0
  • September 14, 2016 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • September 16, 2016 New version 4.0.1
  • September 23, 2016 New version 4.0.2
  • October 21, 2016 New version 4.0.4
  • October 21, 2016 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • November 16, 2016 New version 4.1
  • November 24, 2016 New version 4.1.1
  • December 05, 2016 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99