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The Cambrian Mountains Dark Skies
Perfectly clear dark skies await the curious constellation catcher to the audacious and adventurous astronomer and astro photographer. Cambrian Mountains dark skies are out of this world.
The Cambrian Mountains contains some of the darkest skies in Europe and interest is growing from visitors who choose this unspoilt area as a destination for stargazing.
Come and see the shimmering Noctilucent clouds in the midsummer sky between June and late July. Gaze in awe at the Milky Way stretching majestically from horizon to horizon from autumn onwards. A myriad of stars sparkle in inky black skies during the winter and spring months.
Photo of the Aurora Borealis above a Cambrian Mountains community on Sunday 26th of February 2023.
This Cambrian Mountains of Wales has nine Dark Sky Discovery Sites, part of the Cambrian Mountains Astro Trail, which are easy to access by car and free from man-made light pollution.
If that wasn’t enough, there is an IDA International Dark Sky Park (Elan Valley Estate), an area recognised for “possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage, and/or public enjoyment.
Come and discover the Cambrian Mountains Astro Trail. There are nine Dark Sky Discovery Sites along the trail. Click on the Dark Sky Guide below and start planning your visit now.
This summer, look out for the Summer Triangle in the southern sky. Find the bright stars Altair, Vega and Deneb, forming a celestial triangle. Deneb also forms part of the Northern Cross also known as the constellation of Cygnus.
The Astounding Dark Skies
Thanks to Alyn Wallace for creating this video for us
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