Beetle Bank Farm
Moor Lane, Murton, YO19 5XD, Yorkshire and The Humber
Observe the comet 46P/Wirtanen as it reaches its closest approach with Earth along with members of The York Astronomical Society at their favoured stargazing location Beetle Bank Farm. Expectations of this comet are high with anticipation that it will become bright enough to see with the naked eye.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 04/12/2018
The York Astronomical Society is organising this event
Please contact The York Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Tue 4th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.