Winscarr Reservoir

Pennine Sailing Club, Winscarr Reservoir, S36 4TG

Location description

Observing location frequented by members of Wakefield & District Astronomical Society who meet in the car park of Pennine Sailing Club.

Location event organiser

Wakefield & District Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.

Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Howden Moors (3.21 miles away) updated 24/01/18 at 06:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Winscarr Reservoir

This location's semi-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 11 events with the last one being on 29th April 2017 organised by Wakefield & District Astronomical Society.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Winscarr Reservoir can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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