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Isle of Man time lapse of sky shows 'star gazing centre'

29 January 2014 Last updated at 11:43 GMT

The Isle of Man has the highest concentration 'dark sky' sites in the British Isles and a local photographer has captured many of them in a time lapse video.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) recently identified a further 19 Manx Dark Sky Discovery Sites, in addition to the seven already credited.

Glenn Whorrall said: "It took me about 10 months to make the video, it was a long but fascinating project."

Howard Parkin, of the Isle of Man Astronomical Society, said the lack of light pollution had been key to achieving the international status.

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