B6386 Oxton to Southwell Lay-by

Oxton Hill, Southwell, NG25 0RN

Location description

The Go Stargazing team added this off-road lay-by located North-East of Nottingham after it was recommended on Twitter as a great place to stargaze. Light pollution maps show that the site is away from the worst of Nottingham's bright city lights.


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Tonight's weather forecast

22/02
18:00
34%
22/02
21:00
1%
23/02
00:00
21%
23/02
03:00
97%
23/02
06:00
97%
Weather forecast for Southwell (3.16 miles away) updated 22/02/20 at 16:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at B6386 Oxton to Southwell Lay-by

This location's semi-rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit B6386 Oxton to Southwell Lay-by can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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