Westleton Common

Off Mill Street, Westleton, IP17 3BD

Location description

Westleton Common is part of open coastal heath land with good visibility on all sides and excellent dark skies above. This location is frequented by members of DASH Astro Society who run public stargazing sessions here.


Dark sky discovery site

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


Tonight's weather forecast

17/08/17
19:00
22°
1%
17/08/17
22:00
18°
4%
18/08/17
01:00
17°
5%
18/08/17
04:00
15°
5%
Weather forecast for Darsham (1.42 miles away) updated 17/08/17 at 16:00.

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 Westleton Common

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

Beginners Observing with DASH

Saturday 2nd September 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Observing with DASH

Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
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Observing with DASH

Saturday 28th October 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
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Observing with DASH

Saturday 18th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Westleton Common can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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