Barrow Common – Brancaster

Common Lane, Brancaster, PE31 8DB

Location description

This area of common land just South of Brancaster has a couple of off road car-parking spaces which make it an ideal location to explore the fantastic dark skies above!


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

23/08/19
19:00
23°
0%
23/08/19
22:00
19°
0%
24/08/19
01:00
17°
0%
24/08/19
04:00
15°
0%
Weather forecast for Burnham Market (2.82 miles away) updated 23/08/19 at 16:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Barrow Common - Brancaster

This location's 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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Splendours of the Dark Skies of the Norfolk Coast

Wednesday 18th September 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Barrow Common - Brancaster can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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