Gleconglass Car Park

Ballindalloch, Tomintoul, AB37 9EP

Location description

As mentioned on the Cairngorms Dark Sky Park website this rural car park has excellent visibility to the northern, eastern and southern horizons under very dark skies and is recommended for spotting Aurora from September to March along with superb views of the Milky Way in autumn and early winter.


Aurora viewpoint

This location has been identified as a great site to spot Aurora with relatively low light pollution and clear horizons towards the North.


Recommended stargazing site

This location has been recommended as a great place to stargaze by the local authority, parks provider or property owner. May require payment for access or parking.


Tonight's weather forecast

23/09/20
19:00
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23/09/20
22:00
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24/09/20
01:00
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24/09/20
04:00
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Weather forecast for Tomintoul (2.27 miles away) updated 23/09/20 at 04:00.

Location light pollution

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

Urban
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 Gleconglass Car Park

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 Gleconglass Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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