The Night Sky for iOS review

Move your device around, and you can explore what ever celestial stuff should be right above you. Of course, if you’re using the app during the daytime, Night Sky will show you objects you might expect to see come nightfall; it’s awfully hard to spot Mars when the sun is shining bright.

Looking at the globe lets you see precisely where Night Sky has pinpointed your location. You can also toggle satellites and observe how there are just oodles of them surrounding Earth.

Night Sky disappointingly won’t tell you much at all, other than that whatever objects it identifies out in space are there. You can’t find out anything about those satellites – or about the planets, stars, or anything else.

OUR VERDICT

Apps like Solar Walk and Pocket Universe are out there, replete as they are with tremendously better visuals and a world of extras like audio or video clips.

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