Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Spread Eagle Hill, Shaftesbury, SP7 0DT

Location description

This car park for access to the local nature reserve offers a safe space to park and stargaze with great views of the skies all round.


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

06/06/20
19:00
13°
33%
06/06/20
22:00
11°
3%
07/06/20
01:00
1%
07/06/20
04:00
5%
Weather forecast for Fontmell Magna (1.49 miles away) updated 05/06/20 at 20:01.

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 Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

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.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Fontmell Down Nature Reserve can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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