Hendre Mynydd Car Park

Rhigios Mountain, Near Blaenrhondda, CF42, Wales

Location description

Located on top of the Rhigos mountain providing uninterrupted views to the South, East and West. Caution when walking around due to long drops. Site frequented by local astronomy groups who are happy for public to participate in their observing sessions.


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

30/04/17
19:00
93%
30/04/17
22:00
87%
01/05/17
01:00
85%
01/05/17
04:00
37%
Weather forecast for Treherbert (2.44 miles away) updated 30/04/17 at 06:01.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural 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 Hendre Mynydd Car Park

This location's rural 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 Hendre Mynydd Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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