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We've all enjoyed the beauty of Scotland during the day but how many of you have taken the time to observe Scotland at night? You may think you see nothing in the dark but if you look up on a clear night you will see pure magic. Scotland has some of the best dark sky spots in Britain which makes it perfect for viewing the stars.
There's something really magical looking up at all the stars, especially if you are lucky enough to spot a shooting star, and its great fun trying to spot all the constellations, if like me you're not overly familiar with the positioning of the constellations there is plenty of apps out there to help you.
Spotting the Milkway is also pretty impressive and although the Milkyway can be seen all year the best time to see it in Scotland is between April and September.
However, my favorite feature of the night sky in Scotland is the illusive Aurora Borealis, I've only seen it a couple of times but it truly is an awe inspiring and unforgettable sight.
This shot was taken in Argyll and on this night the Aurora was pretty strong but in general the further north you are the chances of seeing the spectacle increase.
So I would highly recommend grabbing all your warm clothes one clear night and heading out to the country to find some dark skies, I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Happy star gazing!