Sutton Bank

Sutton Bank, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

Location description

The car park at Sutton Bank National Park Centre is a great place to discover the night skies (24 hour pay and display).


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

17/10/17
19:00
11°
4%
17/10/17
22:00
10°
4%
18/10/17
01:00
10°
4%
18/10/17
04:00
4%
Weather forecast for Shandy Hall (3.57 miles away) updated 17/10/17 at 16:00.

Location light pollution

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

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Sutton Bank

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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Public Star Party at Sutton Bank

Saturday 24th February 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Sutton Bank can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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