Lundy Island

Isle Of Lundy, Lundy, LUNDY, South West

Location description

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.

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.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

When to stargaze at Lundy Island

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.


When to visit

The best time to visit Lundy Island can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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