The Field of Hope Car Park
Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9ET
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most dramatic things to see in the night sky between July and August. In 2023 the Perseid meteor shower is active between 17 July and 24 August. Join members of the Cairngorms Astronomy Club and TGDT at the Field of Hope and at the Tomintoul Bird Hide to experience this special celestial phenomena.
If the skies aren’t clear on Friday the 18th of August, another chance to view them will be offered at the same time on Saturday the 19th of August
Please note that this has already taken place on 18/07/2023
Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park is organising this event
Please contact Tomintoul and Glenlivet Dark Sky Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. 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.
Tue 18th Jul
Wed 19th Jul
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.