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Crescent Moon Watch with York Astronomical Society

Crescent Moon Watch with York Astronomical Society

Friday 2nd August 2019 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

Beetle Bank Farm
Moor Lane, Murton, YO19 5XD, Yorkshire and The Humber

An evening of Moon spotting, a look at the scale of the Universe and star gazing. Come along as the York Astronomical Society attempt to spot a very thin crescent Moon, just after sunset and observe the wonders of the night sky (weather permitting). Local Astronomer Martin Whipp will also give an illustrated talk at this fantastic location — Beetle Bank Farm near Murton has remarkably dark skies for a site so close to the city of York! Ticket required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 02/08/2019


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

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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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