Aurora in the Cairngorms

Aurora in the Cairngorms

Sunday 26th September 2021 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

Glenlivet Village Hall
Bridgend of Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9BX

The Aurora is often seen in the night skies above the Cairngorms around the equinoxes. Join the team from Cairngorms Astronomy Group to discover how this beautiful natural phenomenon is created by space weather and conditions on our local star.

Note that this event takes place dependent on any covid restrictions at the time, and maybe replaced by an online presentation.

Please note that this has already taken place on 26/09/2021

Event organiser

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park is organising this event

Please contact Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

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