Elf Kirk Viewpoint

Near Tower Knowe Visitor Centre, Kielder Water, Northumberland, NE48 1BX

Location description

Publicly accessible dark sky discovery site near Kielder Water and within the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. This location allows 24 hour overnight parking with the purchase of a £10 ticket from the Kielder Castle car park ticket machine.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

18/09/19
19:00
13°
5%
18/09/19
22:00
11°
4%
19/09/19
01:00
10°
1%
19/09/19
04:00
10°
14%
Weather forecast for Kielder Water (2.66 miles away) updated 18/09/19 at 06:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Elf Kirk Viewpoint

This location's dark site 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 Elf Kirk Viewpoint can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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