Sky Guide is an intuitive app that uses 37,000 images from the night sky to create maps of the sky from your current location or by using native gestures, scrolling through the night sky. Stars, satellites, planets, constellations, space junk – it’s all in there, in a very smooth and well designed application that’s fun to browse when you’re spending time outside on a dark summer night.
At $2.99, it’s a fun app that you can bring out when you’re spending time outside, a nod to a budding astronomer. I like the fact that there’s a focus on the actual visual objects in the sky, making it easier to be able to point them out with the naked eye – adding the wow factor to the Sky Guide app, for us.
Tip: You can search for stars, for planets or any other aspects within the database, and are given the date and time when they will be visible in the area, that’s a cool feature.
If you’re outside on a dark night, try using the ‘night vision’ option under preferences, where you can also set the items that you want to see come up through the app, it’s a cool way to see something new in the sky without straining your eyes.
Fun fact: when I was younger I had a boyfriend who bought me a star for my birthday. Romantic, right? Not so much. He used one of the ‘suggested’ inscriptions from the pamphlet – word for word.