Killylane Reservoir

Shanes Hill Road, Kilwaughter, BT40

Location description

Located just off the main road between Larne and Ballymena this reservoir location is a favoured stargazing spot for the Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society.


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
12°
5%
18/09/19
22:00
13%
19/09/19
01:00
10°
1%
19/09/19
04:00
10°
1%
Weather forecast for Agnew's Hill (3.00 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.

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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 Killylane Reservoir

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 Killylane Reservoir can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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