Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint

Acreman Street, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JX

Location description

This small car park for viewing the Cerne Abbas Giant by day makes for a great location to observe the skies by night. Surrounding trees and bushes help to shield the location from passing car lights without affecting limiting sky views.


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there has been 2 events with the last one being on 29th April 2017 organised by Cerne Valley Astronomers.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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