Y Bwa / The Arch – Cymystwyth

Cymystwyth, Aberystwyth, SY23 4AB

Location description

Picnic spot an ideal location for experiencing the dark skies above the Cambrian Mountains. The venue was officially recognised as a Dark Sky Discovery Site in October 2019 as mentioned on the Cambrian Mountains website.


Location event organiser

Dafydd Wyn organises stargazing events at this location.


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

12/07/20
19:00
15°
1%
12/07/20
22:00
11°
1%
13/07/20
01:00
12°
4%
13/07/20
04:00
11°
11%
Weather forecast for Cwmystwyth (0.69 miles away) updated 12/07/20 at 04:00.

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
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Y Bwa / The Arch - Cymystwyth

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 Y Bwa / The Arch - Cymystwyth can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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