Harting Down – National Trust

B2141, South Harting, GU31 5PN, South East

Location description

This Dark Sky Discovery Site offers excellent views particularly for astrophotography and open access with free car parking after dark.


Location event organiser

National Trust organises stargazing events at this location.


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

09/04/20
19:00
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09/04/20
22:00
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10/04/20
01:00
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10/04/20
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Weather forecast for South Harting (0.94 miles away) updated 09/04/20 at 18:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

When to stargaze at Harting Down - National Trust

This location's dark site 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 2 events with the last one being on 25th February 2019 organised by South Downs National Park.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Harting Down - National Trust can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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