A crescent moon with Venus in the west

A crescent moon with Venus in the west

Saturday 25th March 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Sutton Bank Star Hub
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EX

Join experienced astronomer Richard Darn and experience the beautiful skies above the North York Moors Dark Sky Reserve.

A beautiful crescent moon will be visible in the west, and we may even get to spy Venus – the Earth’s twin planet – lower down in the same direction. As they get lower, the stars will begin to shine as ancient constellations move into view.

We’ll use our powerful telescopes to take you a step closer to the Cosmos and unlock its many treasures. With the observing season nearing its end, ensure you take advantage of the darker nights before the summer break.

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/03/2023


Event organiser

Richard Darn

Richard Darn is organising this event

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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