24 February 2023 - Welsh island becomes the first Dark Sky Sanctuary in Europe
Welsh island becomes first Dark Sky Sanctuary in Europe
Helen Coffey (The Independent, 23/02/2023)
A Welsh island is the first place in Europe to become a designated International Dark Sky Sanctuary, meaning it has some of the best-preserved night skies in the world.
Ynys Enlli off Welsh coast designated as a dark sky sanctuary
Steven Morris and Patrick Barkham (The Guardian, 23/02/2023)
The sunsets are wonderful but the night that follows even more spectacular. If it is clear, the moon and stars illuminate the tiny island vividly; when it is cloudy, the darkness is thick and unbroken, “bible black” to quote Dylan Thomas.
Welsh island becomes the first Dark Sky Sanctuary in Europe
James Ashworth (Natural History Museum, 23/02/2023)
The night skies above a Welsh island have been recognised as some of the best in the world.
As light pollution continues to increase around the world, the stars above Ynys Enlli remain much as our ancestors would have seen them.