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Enjoy the Beauty of the Sky with Awesome Apps for Astronomy

Enjoy the Beauty of the Sky with Awesome Apps for Astronomy

For stargazers, sun seekers and those who marvel at the moon, an astronomy app can give you a magnificent window into the wonders of the universe.

It’s All in the Stars

Satisfy your cosmic curiosity. With details on constellations, comets, planets, and more, these exploration apps are shining stars.

Sky Guide AR

The augmented reality app for viewing the night sky

Sky Guide AR

Superimpose the stars on your sky

For anyone who enjoys learning about the night sky.

With Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day, identifying those bright stars in the sky is simple. The app provides details on stars, planets, constellations, and other celestial bodies. Check the Home screen widget for sunrise and sunset times, use the red night mode for easier viewing in the dark, and never miss another out-of-this-world event with handy notifications. If you want an even more guided experience, tap the Compass icon at the bottom of the app. If you next tap the Camera icon, you'll go into a view fueled by ARKit. You'll be able to see the stars superimposed over your real night (or day) sky. Pan your camera around, and Sky Guide AR shows you which celestial bodies are where you're pointing, along with constellations. You can then tap on one to get more information about it. If the stars displayed on the screen are too bright and you want to see the real thing, just swipe down with two fingers to adjust the brightness of the display. You can swipe back up with two fingers to make things brighter again.

Why we love it

One of my favorite features of Sky Guide AR, other than the augmented reality functionality, is the educational content in the Supermassive update. You get several videos that help you learn more about the cosmos, with stunning visuals and wonderful, detailed information about the universe. The app also does a great job of setting the mood for stargazing, with gorgeous ambient music that has a real feeling of calm, serene space exploration.

Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

Learn about what you see in the sky with this handy tool for stargazers.

Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

Discover new depths

For those interested in cosmic entities and astronomy.

Star Walk 2 provides a magnificent view of the sky and interactive, 3-D control. Learn about all of those amazing and wondrous celestial bodies and enjoy it all with soothing music. With iMessage support, you and a friend can play a quick quiz game to test your knowledge. If you are a star gazing fan, this app is for you.

Why we love it

Star Walk 2 is a gorgeous and informational app for those interested in astronomy or who just appreciate the wonders of the universe.

Night Sky

Raise your wrist or your phone and identify what’s in the sky.

Night Sky

Explore the sky

For those who like astronomy and enjoy details about celestial bodies.

Night Sky 4 is an easy-to-use and informative app for those who love to learn about astronomy. From stars and constellations to the International Space Station, the app provides the details you want in a sleek interface. With convenient notifications, you will never miss another celestial event and with Apple Watch support, just raise your wrist to the sky.

Why we love it

Night Sky 4 is a wonderful app for those who enjoy astronomy and stargazing or are simply curious about what they see in the night sky.

StarMap 3D+: Night Sky, Astronomy, Star View Guide

Get cosmic details and real-time positioning of the ISS.

StarMap 3D+: Night Sky, Astronomy, Star View Guide

StarMap 3D+: Night Sky, Astronomy, Star View Guide

For those who like astronomy and learning about stars, constellations, and planets.

StarMap 3D+ not only provides information on stars, planets, and constellations, but includes real-time positioning of the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope. The app is educational for those new to astronomy and helpful to those advanced on the topic. Lift your device to identify a sky object and the compass will align the map automatically.

Why we love it

StarMap 3D+: Night Sky, Astronomy, Star View Guide is the perfect star atlas for anyone interested in astronomy.

GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Night Sky Guide

GoSkyWatch Planetarium - Astronomy Night Sky Guide

GoSoftWorks

For those looking to identify the stars and constellations based on location and the orientation.

Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, comets, constellations, galaxies and more by simply pointing to the sky. Your personal telescope to the wonders in the night sky. Go outside and explore with GoSkyWatch Planetarium. Packed with tons of information and features.

A Sunny Outlook

If you need to know the solar position, golden hour, or when to expect the break of dawn, these sunny apps will point you in the right direction.

Explore The Solar System

Go on a space exploration with gorgeous visuals and great details.

Solar Walk - Explore Space and Planets System 3D

Go on a beautiful space exploration and learn about the solar system.

Solar Walk - Explore Space and Planets System 3D

Solar Walk - Explore Space and Planets System 3D

For those who enjoy interactive apps for learning about the solar system.

With Solar Walk, you can explore the planets, moons, comets, missions, and satellites. For a complete, interactive, 3-D model, this app not only looks gorgeous, but provides great details on what you see in the sky. Learn about a planet’s size, mass, velocity, layers, and more with this easy-to-use and enjoyable tool.

Why we love it

If you enjoy learning about the solar system including planets, moons, comets, and more, Solar Walk is the app you want.

Solar Walk 2:Space Exploration

Learn about the solar system with a gorgeous exploratory app.

Solar Walk 2:Space Exploration

Explore the solar system

For those who enjoy interactive apps for learning about the solar system.

Solar Walk 2, like its predecessor Solar Walk, provides a beautiful view of the objects in outer space. You can check out the calendar to see how the planets have already and will move in the future. The calendar also includes missions and explorations such as New Horizons. Enjoy the collection of simulations and fly through the solar system with this visually amazing tool.

Why we love it

Solar Walk 2 takes you on an awesome journey through space. Get information on the planets, missions, comets, and other celestial bodies.

SkyORB Lite

SkyORB Lite

Realtech VR

For those who want an augmented reality app for learning astronomy.

With SkyORB Lite, you receive a host of features to learn about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, and other objects in the galaxy. Using ARKit, the app offers real-time sky rendering with compass tracking. Additional features include a universal search, moon phases, a weather forecast, and notifications of cosmic events.

Why we love it

Learning about astronomy has never been easier or more fun than with SkyORB Lite.

Prepare for the Full Moon

For those interested in moon phases, illumination percentage, and lunar events, these stellar apps won’t leave you in the dark.

Full Moon Phase
Full Moon Phase

Full Moon Phase

Peter Smith

Full Moon shows the current moon phase and current moon sign astrology chart in a beautiful user interface.
This is the moon app for you - now you will know how the moon influences you directly - and you can download it now.

It shows:
• Countdown of the number of days until the next full moon
• You are notified at the exact moment the moon moves into a new astrological sign, customised for your timezone. This is the ONLY app that does this.
• The current moon sign - the astrological sign the moon is currently transiting through
• The current elemental influence - Earth, Air, Fire or Water
• The current phase of the moon
• A picture of the current appearance of the moon
• An astrological prediction of how the position of the moon affects you now - will you be more daring, impulsive, sensual, nurturing, passionate, playful or spontaneous today?
• The next moon sign and the exact time the moon will move into the next sign - what changes will it bring to your day?
• Countdown of the number of days until the next new moon
• Percentage of the moon illuminated by the sun
• Full support for iPad in Landscape and Portrait
• For your privacy, access to your location is not required

Only this app tells you directly how the moon influences you. Download it now.

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Moon Phase Plus
Moon Phase Plus

Moon Phase Plus

Peter Smith

Live by the moon! See the phases of the moon in clarity - for where YOU are now - not just the "nearest city". See a countdown to the next phase of the moon TO THE MINUTE, whether full or new, first or last quarter. See a current simulation of the moon as it appears to you - for now or any day in the past or future - on a large, simple, easy to read display. See Moon Rise and Set times - so you can plan your lunar activities. This IS the app you are looking for!

It shows:
• The current phase of the moon
• The current appearance of the moon
• Countdown in days, hours and minutes to the next moon phase - whether full or new moon, first or last quarter
• Notifications of upcoming moon phases and lunar events
• Current Moon Sign
• Moon Rise and Set times
• See the moon phase for any chosen day in the past or future
• Current Distance to the moon in miles or kilometres
• Age of the moon
• Whether the moon is getting brighter or darker
• Percentage of the moon that is illuminated by the sun
• Countdown to the next moon phase
• Full support for iPad in Landscape and Portrait
• Small download size
• For your privacy, access to your device's location is not required

An indispensable tool for those who need to plan their activities by the moon - Download it now for free.

• Moon imagery is provided by NASA.
• Some advertising is displayed in this app in order to cover costs. A button is provided to remove it.
• I wrote this app for myself, but I love sharing it and getting your positive feedback - thank you for your great ratings, reviews and feedback. Please do let me know at the support site - http://petesmith.co.nz - if you have any constructive suggestions or improvements. Thank you again.

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Moon & Garden
Moon & Garden

Moon & Garden

JOCS

Moon & Garden makes the best of your organic garden by using biodynamic. Based on moon influence, this app will tell you what to do.

You are an organic addict, whether you are a very good gardener or amateur, Moon & Garden is for you. You will be able to see what is best to do following the day.

Lunar gardening calendar stands as a result from the collection of so-called millennium experiences related to biodynamic.

Plants are strongly naturally dependant on lunar phases (full moon, new moon...): therefore gardening activities such as sowing, repotting, transplanting, harvesting, ... would likely profit from lunar calendars, also considering on the crop nature (either the root, leaf, flower, or fruit of the plant)…

This app shows you the current phase of the Moon and also the current zodiac sign.

Have a look to weather forecast to garden in good condition.

With Moon & Garden, you can also take notes, check lunar phases and take pictures of your organic garden.

Schedule your gardening tasks using the reminder feature. The app will remind your daily tasks.

Share your pictures with Moon & Garden users using the "Community" feature.

Moon & Garden will help you manage your organic garden.

Moon & Garden is gonna be your best gardening friend.

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Find The Best Times To Stargaze

Once you find out what to look for in the sky, check out the best times and locations to stargaze.