Hushinish – Isle of Lewis and Harris

Huisinis Gateway, Huisinis, HS3 3AY

Location description

This dark sky location is recommended by Stornoway Astronomical Society.


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

18/09/19
19:00
13°
10%
18/09/19
22:00
13°
10%
19/09/19
01:00
13°
12%
19/09/19
04:00
13°
14%
Weather forecast for West Loch Tarbert (8.37 miles away) updated 18/09/19 at 20:01.

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 Hushinish - Isle of Lewis and Harris

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 Hushinish - Isle of Lewis and Harris can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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