The Moors National Park Centre

Danby, Near Whitby, YO21 2NB

Location description

Car Park in the grounds of the visitor centre free of charge for evening stargazing.


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

22/02
18:00
12%
22/02
21:00
11%
23/02
00:00
18%
23/02
03:00
53%
23/02
06:00
59%
Weather forecast for Castleton (north Yorkshire) (1.69 miles away) updated 21/02/20 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.

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at The Moors National Park Centre

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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Dark Skies at Danby Star Party

Saturday 22nd February 2020 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

In Search of the Elusive Aurora

Wednesday 26th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit The Moors National Park Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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Practical Astronomy Show

Practical Astronomy Show 2020
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