Ballannette Country Park – Isle of Man

Ballamenagh Road, Baldrine, IM4 6AJ

Location description

This nature reserve in Baldrine offers outstanding views of the skies, particularly towards the North.  Free open access. Venue for occasional stargazing events organised by local astronomical societies.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites are locations accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. They often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

21/08/17
19:00
15°
35%
21/08/17
22:00
15°
16%
22/08/17
01:00
15°
12%
22/08/17
04:00
14°
11%
Weather forecast for Laxey (2.38 miles away) updated 21/08/17 at 00:01.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Ballannette Country Park - Isle of Man

This location's dark site setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Ballannette Country Park - Isle of Man can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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