Dark Skies is a tool for astronomers or stargazers looking for great locations to observe the night sky. The app allows you to pin and optionally share your favorite locations, as well as view spots shared by others. The app also contains an option to overlay light pollution information -- ideal for finding an area least impacted by artificial light and "skyglow."More
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This is a useful app for when you go outside of the concrete cities and are passionate about just watching the sky.More
Great app for finding dark skies!
As an astrophotographer, this app is exactly what I need to find dark skies. The aerial view (as opposed to road map view) makes it easier to visualize photographic compositions involving topographical features. Fast and convenient, the only way it could be better would be to work offline. That's a Bing Maps deal, I imagine so no deduction from the rating.More
Awesome app. Love it on my RT.
Works and looks great. Smooth and easy to navigate and configure. Thanks!More
Not sure this is correct...
My sister lives in the boonies, near a MI state park recently designated an 'International Dark Sky' park- and it shows they have high light pollution. Hmm... same for my grandma's address in IN, where it gets the darkest I've ever seen. Have to say I disagree with this app!More
Now I know where to go nearby for the best stargazingMore
Cool way to see light pollution in your area.
Cool way to see light pollution in your area.More
Great for astronomers. Please make this a Bing App for the browser.More
But depressing....so little good dark sky areas left.....More
- Pin favorite locations, and view those shared by others.
- Share spots by email or other apps via the share charm.
- Overlays light pollution data with a configurable transparency.
- Watch the live tile for current moon phase information!
- Removes the ad
Books & referenceMore
- Approximate size
4.6 MB - 5.13 MBMore
- Age rating
For ages 12 and upMore
- Supported operating systems
Windows 10Windows 8.1Windows 8
- Supported processors
- Supported languages
English (United States)
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- Additional terms
Use your locationAccess your Internet connection
- Report this app
Pin and share favorite locations. Discover astronomy groups, local spots, stores, and more! A new live tile keeps you up to date with the current moon phase! Latest release fixes some minor bugs. New settings added to the preferences (accessible via the Settings charm) that allow you to override the time zone and location settings for the live tile.