|dark sky zone 2019|
As little as three-hundred metres away from the buildings at le Moulin du Chemin, there is virtually no light-pollution and you can be enchanted by the brilliance of our Galaxy, the Milky Way – wait after sunset for two or three hours, on a cloudless night and with no moon. If you linger, gazing skywards, you can see shooting stars at the rate of about one every twenty minutes – so says Peter.
It is surprising how many folks have never been enthralled and awe-inspired by the Milky Way. If you haven't already seen it, it is highly recommended.
The sliver light of a moonlit night is also enchanting. It can best be seen in a region of low light-pollution.
The fabulous background picture is attributed to NASA -- image 611571main_2012_darkrift-orig_full.jpg. We show only a tiny part of the edge of it The contrasts at the centre of the image are too great to allow readable text to be superimposed.