The Field of Hope Car Park
Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9ET
The September northern Scottish Skies are often hosting to the Merry Dancers (Aurora).
The Aurora Borealis can be one of the most spectacular sights of our northern skies in autumn, winter and spring. When the earth’s magnetic field is disturbed by the solar wind our skies can light up with various colours in beautiful displays of greens, reds and purples.
Join us to discover how this beautiful natural phenomenon is created by space weather and conditions on our local star.
Aurora forecast permitting, we’ll view the lights from our Field of Hope Dark Skies Discovery Site in Tomintoul. If no aurora, an alternative activity will be provided.
This event is taking place as part of the Tomintoul and Glenlivet Star Party 2022.
Please note that this has already taken place on 24/09/2022
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.
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.
Sat 24th Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.