Fort Island – Isle of Man

Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven, IM8 1AA

Location description

Located on the south-east tip of this large car park is a registered Dark Sky Discovery site and offers sensational views of the night sky.  Minimal light pollution from the west towards the airport.


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

19/05/19
19:00
13°
1%
19/05/19
22:00
11°
4%
20/05/19
01:00
10°
4%
20/05/19
04:00
10°
4%
Weather forecast for Derbyhaven (beach) (0.91 miles away) updated 19/05/19 at 12:00.

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

When to stargaze at Fort Island - Isle of Man

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 Fort Island - Isle of Man can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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