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Scope Nights: Astronomy Weather & Dark Sky Map

Find clear dark skies & go stargazing with Scope Nights award winning worldwide astronomy weather forecasts & detailed global dark sky light pollution map

Find clear dark skies & go stargazing with Scope Nights award winning worldwide astronomy weather forecasts & detailed global dark sky light pollution map

Scope Nights: Astronomy Weather & Dark Sky Map

by Martin Dodd
Scope Nights: Astronomy Weather & Dark Sky Map
Scope Nights: Astronomy Weather & Dark Sky Map

What is it about?

Find clear dark skies & go stargazing with Scope Nights award winning worldwide astronomy weather forecasts & detailed global dark sky light pollution map. Universal app for iPhone & iPad. No Adverts. No Subscriptions. All previous upgrades have been fully integrated into this version.

App Details

Version
2.4
Rating
(123)
Size
125Mb
Genre
Weather Reference
Last updated
December 21, 2016
Release date
August 14, 2012
More info

Scope Nights is $4.99 but there are more add-ons

  • Free

    United States Astronomy Weather

  • Free

    Dark Sky Locations

  • Free

    Astronomer's Weather Pack

  • Free

    United Kingdom Astronomy Weather

App Screenshots

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App Store Description

Find clear dark skies & go stargazing with Scope Nights award winning worldwide astronomy weather forecasts & detailed global dark sky light pollution map. Universal app for iPhone & iPad. No Adverts. No Subscriptions. All previous upgrades have been fully integrated into this version.

Sky & Telescope Magazine, Mar 2015 - “Several astronomy-oriented weather apps are available, but Scope Nights has become my favorite… it does a fine job of summarizing the data in a clear and understandable fashion.”

Austin Astronomical Society, Jan 2014 - “The more-advanced astronomers will find its extended 10-night forecast feature valuable compared to other apps that limit the forecast to 48 hours. I would recommend Scope Nights to any stargazer planning his/her next night out.”

Sky & Telescope Magazine, Dec 2012 - “There’s no shortage of weather-related apps for the iPhone, but there’s only one specifically made for amateur astronomers… Our resident weather maven, who uses more than half a dozen apps and websites to prepare predictions, gives Scope Nights two thumbs up for it’s consistent accuracy”.

FEATURES
● Shows at a glance which nights will be good for astronomy
● Smart weather analysis creates stargazing ratings from weather parameters
● Clear colour coded ratings for moon phase, cloud cover, precipitation probability, humidity, temperature & wind speed
● Automatically shows astronomy weather forecast for your current location
● Find stargazing forecasts for any location worldwide
● Sunrise, sunset times & moon phases
● 10-night global stargazing forecasts derived from the European numerical forecast model
● Choose night, evening or morning stargazing forecast coverage to suit when you observe
● Customise stargazing ratings using observing thresholds for moon phase, wind, humidity and temperature
● Wind speed gust sensitivity for those with large telescopes or in exposed locations
● Stargazing notifications before sunset so you can prepare your telescope
● Share your astronomy weather forecasts with fellow astronomers

UNITED KINGDOM MET OFFICE ASTRONOMY WEATHER
● Local 3-hourly astronomy weather reports up to 5 nights ahead
● Updated every hour using reliable & accurate forecast data direct from the UK Met Office
● Detailed forecast data for cloud cover, precipitation probability, humidity, wind speed & gusts

UNITED STATES NOAA ASTRONOMY WEATHER
● Local 3-hourly astronomy weather reports up to 7 nights ahead
● Updated every hour using reliable & accurate forecast data direct from the US NOAA National Weather Service
Detailed forecast data for cloud cover, precipitation probability, humidity, wind speed & gusts

DARK SKY LOCATIONS
● Find nearby dark sky sites with the clearest skies using detailed light pollution map derived from the latest NASA satellite data
● Compare stargazing forecasts for multiple locations
● View the best locations for each night on one screen
● Map annotations showing tonights stargazing ratings for your favourite Scope Sites
● Map annotations showing international dark sky sites & major astronomical observatories
● Searchable lists of certified dark sky places and major astronomical observatories

REQUIREMENTS
● Requires a device with iOS 10.2 or later
● Requires Internet access over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection
● Requires Location Services be enabled to automatically find your local stargazing weather