Creswell Beach Car Park

Beach Road, Cresswell, NE61 5LF

Location description

Creswell Beach's position on the Northumbrian coast means it has excellent views to the North and East and is thus a good location for spotting aurora. It's proximity to Ashington results in some light pollution towards the South.


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

23/05/19
19:00
16°
0%
23/05/19
22:00
11°
0%
24/05/19
01:00
0%
24/05/19
04:00
1%
Weather forecast for Druridge Bay South (beach) (1.34 miles away) updated 23/05/19 at 16:00.

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

When to stargaze at Creswell Beach Car Park

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 Creswell Beach Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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