High likelihood of shooting stars at the new Dark Sky Park Mandø this summer

Denmark’s unspoiled night skies have received another accolade with the naming of a new international Dark Sky Park on the Wadden Sea island of Mandø. Conditions on the tiny island are ideal for spotting shooting stars this summer.

Mandø island in the UNESCO Wadden Sea National Park has been recognised for its superior darkness. Photo: Dark Sky

The small island of Mandø is located off the Danish west coast, in the UNESCO World Heritage recognised waters of the Wadden Sea.  Because of its remote location, and because the island’s 15 streetlights are adjusted to prevent light pollution, the island enjoys pitch darkness during the night. On a clear night, some 3,500 stars […]

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