The Calanais Standing Stones (or Callanish in its anglicised form) is a cruciform shaped stone circle, most likely an astronomical observatory and a place of ritual. It’s an ideal location for hosting stargazing events!
Weather forecast for East Loch Roag (3.6 miles away) updated 19/01/22 at 16:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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Below is a list of events at Calanais Visitor Centre. View these events on a calendar.