DARK SKY MAPS

Two maps can be found below of Oldham & Rochdale areas, showing light pollution levels. Helpful to know if you want to hunt dark skies to spot the Aurora or take some night sky images!

Image of Light Pollution Map Oldham
Image of Light Pollution Map Rochdale

Credits:

Jurij Stare, www.lightpollutionmap.info

Earth Observation Group, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center

Falchi, Fabio; Cinzano, Pierantonio; Duriscoe, Dan; Kyba, Christopher C. M.; Elvidge, Christopher D.; Baugh, Kimberly; Portnov, Boris; Rybnikova, Nataliya A.; Furgoni, Riccardo (2016): Supplement to: The New World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness. GFZ Data Services. http://doi.org/10.5880/GFZ.1.4.2016.001

Falchi F, Cinzano P, Duriscoe D, Kyba CC, Elvidge CD, Baugh K, Portnov BA, Rybnikova NA, Furgoni R. The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness. Science Advances. 2016 Jun 1;2(6):e1600377