St Mary’s Island Car Park

Whitley Bay, Newcastle, NE26 4RS

Location description

This car park is a favourite place for aurora spotters in the North East! Being within easy travel distance from Newcastle and South Shields the location is away from the worst of nearby light pollution with clear views towards the North and North-East across the sea.


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.


Tonight's weather forecast

23/03/19
18:00
5%
23/03/19
21:00
5%
24/03/19
00:00
5%
24/03/19
03:00
1%
Weather forecast for Whitley Bay (beach) (1.53 miles away) updated 23/03/19 at 16:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban 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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there has been 1 event which was on 7th October 2018 organised by Sunderland Astronomical Society.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit St Mary's Island Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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