User Reviews for: Planets

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Planets

  • iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Category: Education, Utilities
  • I own this app
3.5 of 5 bars
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Fun Stuff!

  • Posted by Westsailor May 27, 2011
  • Recommended for Students, Outdoors Enthusiasts or Tech/Social Networking Junkies

This is a really cool app. You can look at 2D or 3D representations of the night sky. The 2D view in 'compass' mode is the best way to get your bearings, however, most of the time, you'll be in the 3D view. You see an artificial green horizon, which is semi-transparent, so, you can tell if something you are looking for is above or below the horizon.

They call it Planets, and the planets, Sun and Moon are what they do best, but I particularly like that they list all of the constellations as well. I would give it five stars if they also listed all of the celestial navigation stars by name, too. There are only a dozen or so, so, it wouldn't clutter things too much. Then I could try out my sextant!

They also have a Visibility view, which I don't find very useful, and a Globe view, which likewise, isn't very useful, though, looks cool.

Just checked the app and we've got three planets almost perfectly aligned with the Sun, and Jupiter (is getting closer). Maybe it is the end of the world after all!

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Nice App

  • Posted by gahan78 March 09, 2011
  • Recommended for Book Readers, Students, Animal Lovers or Outdoors Enthusiasts

it's intuitive and is very funny, i use it often.

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Fun and accurate

  • Posted by Breaston November 29, 2010
  • Recommended for Parents or Outdoors Enthusiasts

This app shows the location in the sky of the planets and moon visible from where you are standing. Also shows the rising and setting times.

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Planets

  • Posted by lydia2 September 23, 2010
  • Recommended for Parents, Outdoors Enthusiasts, Social Butterflies or Tech/Social Networking Junkies

A 3D experience of the night sky right on your iphone! What could be better? It also tells you when planets are visible to the earth. I really learned a lot from this app because it helped me to visualize where the earth is in relation to other planets. I always had an idea, but it's different when you can see the planets and "interact" with the map. Excellent!

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dissappointed

  • Posted by BrainSmashR November 17, 2009
  • Recommended for Outdoors Enthusiasts or Budget Hawks

guess I just expected more

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