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Comet Watch at Beetle Bank

Comet Watch at Beetle Bank

Tuesday 4th December 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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


Event organiser

The York Astronomical Society

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.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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