RSPB Forsinard

A897, Forsinard, KW13 6YT

Location description

RSPB reserve under wonderfully dark skies in the very North of Scotland, occasional stargazing events organised in co-ordination with Caithness Astronomy Group. This officially recognised dark sky discovery site is accessible at all times with car parking available at the visitor centre car park.


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

19/02
18:00
93%
19/02
21:00
55%
20/02
00:00
13%
20/02
03:00
6%
20/02
06:00
15%
Weather forecast for Dalganachan (7.51 miles away) updated 19/02/20 at 20:03.

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 RSPB Forsinard

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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 2 events with the last one being on 2nd November 2018 organised by Caithness Astronomy Group.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit RSPB Forsinard can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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