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Our Class 2 Dark Sky

Map showing Waikawa Beach has Class 2 dark sky.

Thanks to the global Light pollution map I now know the sky at Waikawa Beach is almost as dark as it can get, at Class 2. On a clear night we can see the Clouds of Magellan with the naked eye.

Wellington, OTOH, comes in at Class 6: bad.

Screenshot of Wellington data showing Class 6.

Screenshot showing darkness scale from 1 to 9.

Our dark sky is a taonga we need to protect assiduously.

This item was updated on Tuesday 06 December 2022

I live at Waikawa Beach and love all the wildlife, fauna and flora.