Find clear dark skies & go stargazing with Scope Nights award winning worldwide astronomy weather forecasts & detailed global dark sky light pollution map. Universal app for iPhone & iPad. No Adverts, No Subscriptions, No In-App Purchases... All features are now accessible with the initial purchase of the app.
Sky & Telescope Magazine, Mar 2015 - “Several astronomy-oriented weather apps are available, but Scope Nights has become my favorite… it does a fine job of summarizing the data in a clear and understandable fashion.”
Austin Astronomical Society, Jan 2014 - “The more-advanced astronomers will find its extended 10-night forecast feature valuable compared to other apps that limit the forecast to 48 hours. I would recommend Scope Nights to any stargazer planning his/her next night out.”
Sky & Telescope Magazine, Dec 2012 - “There’s no shortage of weather-related apps for the iPhone, but there’s only one specifically made for amateur astronomers… Our resident weather maven, who uses more than half a dozen apps and websites to prepare predictions, gives Scope Nights two thumbs up for it’s consistent accuracy”.
● Shows at a glance which nights will be good for astronomy
● Smart weather analysis creates stargazing ratings from weather parameters
● Clear colour coded ratings for moon phase, cloud cover, precipitation probability, humidity, temperature & wind speed
● Automatically shows astronomy weather forecast for your current location
● Find stargazing forecasts for any location worldwide
● Sunrise, sunset times & moon phases
● 10-night global stargazing forecasts derived from the European numerical forecast model
● Choose night, evening or morning stargazing forecast coverage to suit when you observe
● Customise stargazing ratings using observing thresholds for moon phase, wind, humidity and temperature
● Wind speed gust sensitivity for those with large telescopes or in exposed locations
● Stargazing notifications before sunset so you can prepare your telescope
● Share your astronomy weather forecasts with fellow astronomers
UNITED KINGDOM MET OFFICE ASTRONOMY WEATHER
● Local 3-hourly astronomy weather reports up to 5 nights ahead
● Updated every hour using reliable & accurate forecast data direct from the UK Met Office
● Detailed forecast data for cloud cover, precipitation probability, humidity, wind speed & gusts
UNITED STATES NOAA ASTRONOMY WEATHER
● Local 3-hourly astronomy weather reports up to 7 nights ahead
● Updated every hour using reliable & accurate forecast data direct from the US NOAA National Weather Service
Detailed forecast data for cloud cover, precipitation probability, humidity, wind speed & gusts
DARK SKY LOCATIONS
● Find nearby dark sky sites with the clearest skies using detailed light pollution map derived from the latest NASA satellite data
● Compare stargazing forecasts for multiple locations
● View the best locations for each night on one screen
● Map annotations showing tonights stargazing ratings for your favourite Scope Sites
● Map annotations showing international dark sky sites & major astronomical observatories
● Searchable lists of certified dark sky places and major astronomical observatories
● Requires a device with iOS 10.2 or later
● Requires Internet access over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection
● Requires Location Services be enabled to automatically find your local stargazing weather
Scope Nights 2.4 is a free update with iOS10 support, new features, performance improvements and bug fixes. I have taken on board your feedback and removed the upgrades. All features are now accessible with the initial purchase of the app.
NEW - More stargazing forecasts… You can now save & compare up to 10 sites.
NEW - Scope Nights now uses background fetching of weather forecast data giving more accurate and up to date stargazing notifications.
NEW - App Badge showing the number of sites with good stargazing for the upcoming night.
NEW - Improved sharing. You can now share your Scope Nights forecasts via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Mail, Messages & Notes. Or save, copy & print stargazing forecasts to share anywhere.
If you find Scope Nights useful, please leave a good rating in the App Store as it helps me to keep developing the app.