Frequent sailings from Bideford Quay and Ilfracombe Harbour in the summertime and winter helicopter service from Hartland Heliport makes this amazing stargazing location relatively accessible! There is no street lighting and electricity is turned off at midnight! Seeing the Perseids meteor shower in August (if it coincides with a new moon) from here would be awesome!
Photograph courtesy of Joshua Day Photography.
Weather forecast for Lundy Island (0.5 miles away) updated 28/11/23 at 04:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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