Divis and Black Mountain National Trust Car Park

Divis Road, Belfast, BT17 0NG

Location description

Escape the bright city lights of Belfast and explore the dark skies above Divis mountain at this free National Trust car park.


Location event organiser

National Trust organises stargazing events at this location.


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Tonight's weather forecast

18/09/19
19:00
13°
4%
18/09/19
22:00
13°
0%
19/09/19
01:00
13°
0%
19/09/19
04:00
13°
0%
Weather forecast for Divis (1.35 miles away) updated 18/09/19 at 20:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-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 Divis and Black Mountain National Trust Car Park

This location's semi-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.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Divis and Black Mountain National Trust Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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