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Valley App of the Week: The Night Sky

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The Night Sky is an app perfect for your summer nights around the fire, at the lake or just in your backyard.

Just turn it on point it at the sky and like magic and you know what you're looking at.

The Night Sky uses your phone's GPS and compass to figure out where you are then it's built-in map of the sky shows you the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites flying above your head.

I've had this app for a couple years now and use it all the time.

One of my favorite features is the "augmented reality" function.  It uses the camera on your phone to overlay the map on what your really looking at.

There's also a new sky sharing option - so with the tap of a button share the sky you can see on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and even save it to your camera roll.

We found The Night Sky easy to use.  One touch buttons on the top of the screen let you turn night vision on and off, show satellites, or, if you upgrade with the Sky Information Pack, get all you ever wanted to know about the Big Dipper.

Normally The Night sky is about 4 bucks, but it's on sale right now for 99 cents.

The Sky Information Pack upgrade is $3.99.

It's also a universal app for Apple so if you buy it once you can use it on your iPhone and iPad.

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