AC Affairs

Dark-sky status awarded to Northumberland Park area

A patch of Northumberland‘s night sky has become the largest area of protected sky in Europe.

Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water and Forest Park have been granted dark-sky status by The International Dark Skies Association.

The status means the night sky is protected and lighting controls are in place to prevent light pollution.

In honour of the award the area will be renamed Northumberland Dark Sky Park later on Monday.

from www.bbc.co.uk

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