If You’re Visiting The UK in August, Don’t Even Think Of Missing Out On The Meteor Showers
Imagine that you’re walking down a serene path on an August night somewhere in the UK when almost out of nowhere, the sky becomes illuminated with dozens of meteors. Being witness to an event like that is no coincidence. In fact, a meteor shower is a regular occurrence across the skies in several parts of the UK!
It’s true; there are several places in the UK where you can see August meteor showers. All you have to do is choose one of the places mentioned in the list below, prepare some food and drink, and bring a companion along to lie and stare at that painted sky.
Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms
This area is located in the north of Scotland, a high hill beneath a dark sky where the meteors shine for about five hours, the longest time in the kingdom. You can choose between 25 different campsites across the area, which means that there will be a perfect corner for everyone.
Astronomical twilight hours: 3 hours, 50 minutes
Peak times: 10:50 pm to 12:00 am, and then 1:35 am to 3:45 am
Another area in Scotland, but this time an island located on the West Coast, this is the second-best place for stargazing in the United Kingdom, although it only has three campsites.
Astronomical twilight hours: 3 hours, 43 minutes
Peak times: 10:58 pm to 12:00 am, and then 2:11 am to 04:01 am
Northumberland National Park
This structure is located in the north-east of the UK and is usually considered an excellent place for camping, jogging, and even cycling. It’s primarily known for the greenery and fresh breeze, and it provides about ten camping sites.
Astronomical twilight hours: 3 hours
Peak hours: 10:30 pm to 11:53 pm, and then 2:28 am to 3:55 am
Scotland’s abundant natural reserve, and an area that grabs the title of “Queen of the Black Sky,” the Galloway forest is the first area classified as dark sky park. It offers 14 places for camping, but over the past few years, the visits to it have relatively decreased.
Astronomical twilight hours: 2 hours, 42 minutes
Peak times: 10:36 pm to 11:56 pm, and then 2:44 am to 4:06 am
Snowdonia National Park
The last, but definitely not the least in any way, this national park in Wales is actually the largest open space on this list. It contains 115 different camping sites where you can perform activities such as climbing and cycling. The park is counted among popular tourist destinations in the area.
Astronomical twilight hours: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Peak times: 10:20 pm to 11:27 pm, and then 3:12 am to 4:20 am
To sum it up
Believe us when we say this – watching a meteor shower is among the most spectacular experiences you may ever encounter. And what would happen when it’s over? You’ll experience a feeling of peace and comfort like no other.
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