SkySafari 5 iOS
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SkySafari 5

by Simulation Curriculum Corp.

Price: $2.99

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!

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!

What's new in version 5.4.0

- 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.

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  • SkySafari 5 is a highly rated app with 4.5 stars.

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  • $0.99 -> $2.99 Aug 21, 2017

SkySafari 5 App Details

SkySafari 5 is an application developed by Simulation Curriculum Corp. and released on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 8.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

Below are the links to download the app on iOS. To download the app for Android, click here.

Developer site: Support

Quick Details

Current Version: 5.4.0
File Size: 221Mb
Publisher: Simulation Curriculum Corp.
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 4.50 (7 reviews)
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SkySafari 5 App Add-Ons

  • $0.99

    Orbit Mode

Note: Add-ons available as in-app purchases

SkySafari 5 Reviews (See all reviews)

It's really good.
Rated 5 out of 5
By stevefrombeaumont on September 14, 2017
I don't know about the rest of you people but I think this app is really really good.
Love it
Rated 5 out of 5
By k2mike on August 31, 2017
I just recommended it to my sister in law.
Excellent for beginners and advanced
Rated 5 out of 5
By Wet Chet on August 31, 2017
It has everything I need, plus tons of extra information. I like the ability to simulate any time and place...
Love it
Rated 5 out of 5
By BEEZIW103 on August 29, 2017
Very informative, like how you can move and keep track of the stars from anywhere. Would recommend to anybody that...
Rated 5 out of 5
By Dwn4bwn on August 28, 2017
I love this app! It's amazing to see all the stars and constellations. Beautiful 👍🏼
Great introductory astronomy app
Rated 5 out of 5
By ijudy on August 27, 2017
Getting started observing the heavens is daunting, but this one makes it easier to get started. I appreciate that they...
Rated 5 out of 5
By AliAzhim on August 25, 2017

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