Dark Sky på Anholt

Dark Sky On The Danish Island Anholt

Photo: Sarah Green

Anholt is the place in Denmark where you get closest to the darkness. Here, the eye is not disturbed by artificial light, and you can experience a starry sky just like in the old days. 

Anholt, the darkest place on the map of Denmark, is where you get closest to experiencing natural darkness at night and closest to experiencing the starry sky as it was seen in ancient times.

Here, the Milky Way is visible from horizon to horizon, you can see meteor showers, other galaxies, and get a clear sense that we live on a planet floating freely in the vast universe - the largest of all nature reserves. It is a nature reserve and a dark night sky that, due to increasing light pollution, is becoming less and less accessible.

Close to the starry sky

Dark Sky, moonrise, skyer og stjernevæld
Photo: Frank Grundahl

Lying on your back in Anholt's unique desert on a starry night can give you an ancient and authentic experience that bridges the present and the earliest times when the starry sky was seen as the greatest wonder and mystery in the world. The starry sky has always been the starting point for great natural experiences, great debates, and the opportunity to feel infinitely small in something infinitely large.

Give yourself and your loved ones this fantastic experience!

The greatest natural phenomena

Dark Sky, Jupiter, Saturn og mælkevejen
Photo: Frank Grundahl

Experience the special phenomena in the sky, such as the annual Perseid meteor shower in August, one of the year's most popular meteor showers with up to 200 shooting stars per hour, or the Orionids in October, which are one of the year's medium-sized meteor showers and debris from Halley's Comet. When this happens, the Dark Sky Anholt association arranges evening and night tours into the desert, which you can join advantageously.

Currently, the Dark Sky Anholt association is working on an application to become a Dark Sky Sanctuary certified by the International Dark Sky Association.

Fascinating, infinite, and captivating

Dark Sky Anholt
Photo: Sarah Green

Tip: Check the phases of the Moon - you can see more shooting stars when the Moon is not in the sky.

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