Thursday, May 2, 2013

iPhone App: SkyView

 Lt and I recently took a trip to Oklahoma City to see family. That is not what this post is about it. It is the cool app I entertained myself with while Lt was driving us back home. The app is called SkyView and it is just what it means. You hold up your phone up to the sky and it shows you the stars, constellations, Hubble Telescope, sun, moon, Space Station, etc. You have to move your phone all around to find them. It also tells you the names of everything you are seeing, the actually constellation, and the picture of what the constellation is supposed to be. It is so cool! It can be done in the day or night, but to be honest, it is best at night because the camera shows what you see and SkyView overlays the stars and such. It is hard to see outer space during the day.

I know this sounds weird, but let me show you pictures to understand it better.

 Here is what the app looks like. Of course I got the free version.

I took this at home (on the ceiling) so you can see what it looks like during the day.

Ha ha! You can see the color of my wall and ceiling in this picture!

On the road back from Oklahoma at night. The stars, white dots, are superimposed over the road way.

 This is the constellation Sagittarius PLUS the Hubble Telescope PLUS the Space Station

 Pisces! This is my sign. Look at the sun on the other side of the world. Cool!

Taurus the Bull

Wouldn't this be awesome for children to have access to? Think of the possibilities and entertainment value! I just thought this app was so cool, I wanted to share it with y'all. Enjoy!

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