Elan Valley – Claerwen Dam

Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6, Wales

Location description

Awesome spot to view the stars and surrounding scenery, take a camera and tripod and have a go at some night-time photography!


Dark sky discovery site

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


Tonight's weather forecast

14/12/17
18:00
95%
14/12/17
21:00
59%
15/12/17
00:00
66%
15/12/17
03:00
81%
Weather forecast for Drygarn Fawr (3.11 miles away) updated 14/12/17 at 20:00.

Location 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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Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Elan Valley - Claerwen Dam

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 Elan Valley - Claerwen Dam can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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