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! The location was awarded Dark Sky Discovery Site status in September 2019.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

15/10/19
19:00
10°
5%
15/10/19
22:00
10°
4%
16/10/19
01:00
10°
0%
16/10/19
04:00
10°
1%
Weather forecast for Burnham Market (2.82 miles away) updated 15/10/19 at 20:00.

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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 1 event which was on 18th September 2019 organised by Norfolk Coast Partnership.

Location

When to visit

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

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