Moffat in Dumfries & Galloway takes the title of Europe's very first Dark Sky Town, having adopted special street lighting to keep light pollution to a minimum in order to preserve the wondrous starry, starry skies. This specific location is that of a car park a mile or so outside of the town.
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.
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When to stargaze at Moffat Dark Sky Town
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.