Sutton Bank Visitor Centre
Sutton Bank, Near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH
Enjoy the exceptional experience of walking at night, accompanied by the expansive dark skies above the lofty escarpment of Sutton Bank.
As the North York Moors is a designated International Dark Sky Reserve, this is one of the world’s finest places for stargazing. It’s one of those humbling experiences that you can lose yourself in.
Our guides will help you spot constellations and celestial bodies – planets, satellites, or shooting stars! After-dark walking is also an excellent opportunity to pick up a few night navigation techniques.
This event is part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2023.
Please note that this has already taken place on 24/02/2023
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.
Fri 24th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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