This small car park for viewing the Cerne Abbas Giant by day makes for a great location to observe the skies by night. Surrounding trees and bushes help to shield the location from passing car lights without affecting limiting sky views.
Weather forecast for Minterne Gardens (1.2 miles away) updated 11/12/23 at 16:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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