Caton Moor Windfarm

Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9HF

Location description

This car park and picnic area located near the Caton Moor Wind Farm was suggested to Go Stargazing by Mark who described the location as an excellent place for stargazing with clear Northerly horizons ideal for spotting aurora, albeit with a little light pollution escaping from the town of Lancester to the West.


Aurora viewpoint

This location has been identified as a great site to spot Aurora with relatively low light pollution and clear horizons towards the North.


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

21/05/19
19:00
14°
0%
21/05/19
22:00
11°
0%
22/05/19
01:00
10°
1%
22/05/19
04:00
1%
Weather forecast for Williamson Park Lancaster (5.49 miles away) updated 21/05/19 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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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Caton Moor Windfarm

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.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Caton Moor Windfarm can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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