In Search of the Elusive Aurora

In Search of the Elusive Aurora

Wednesday 26th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

The Moors National Park Centre
Danby, Near Whitby, YO21 2NB

Join us on a journey that begins with the history of the social and cultural impact of the Northern Lights through to our scientific understanding of the Aurora today. Learn how they are created, how to find them, which apps to use and some hints and tips on how to photograph them. If we get clear skies, enjoy stargazing sessions to spot Venus and the moon before and after the talk.

This event takes place as part of the National Parks Dark Sky Festival 2020 which runs from 14th February to 1st March.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 26/02/2020


Event organiser

North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park is organising this event

Please contact North York Moors National Park 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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