Milkham Car Park – Forestry Commission

New Forest National Park, Ringwood, BH24 3QZ

Location description

Excellent stargazing location with clear horizons and excellent vistas above -- perfect for spotting meteor showers!


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
17°
4%
23/05/19
22:00
12°
1%
24/05/19
01:00
11°
0%
24/05/19
04:00
11°
4%
Weather forecast for Linwood (2.12 miles away) updated 23/05/19 at 18:00.

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

When to stargaze at Milkham Car Park - Forestry Commission

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 Milkham Car Park - Forestry Commission can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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