The Ruislip Lido is a reservoir and artificial beach on the outskirts of Ruislip, North West London. Light pollution maps show that the location offers some real respite from the worst of the capital’s bright lights, the surrounding woods helping to dampen glow from the horizon. Note that whilst the official pay and display car park closes at 6pm there is parking nearby. This venue is often used by West Of London Astronomical Society for public stargazing events.
Weather forecast for Northwood (2.3 miles away) updated 30/11/23 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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