Uffington White Horse Hill

Uffington, Swindon, SN7 7UK

Location description

This National Trust car park for access to the nearby White Horse hill makes for a fantastic get-away from local light pollution and a great stargazing location.


Location event organiser

National Trust organises stargazing events at this location.


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

18/09/19
19:00
14°
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18/09/19
22:00
11°
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19/09/19
01:00
10°
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19/09/19
04:00
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Weather forecast for Lambourn (5.25 miles away) updated 18/09/19 at 12:00.

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

When to stargaze at Uffington White Horse Hill

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

Evening Sky Tour at White Horse Hill

Wednesday 25th September 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Evening Sky Tour at White Horse Hill

Wednesday 30th October 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Family Sky Tour at White Horse Hill

Friday 1st November 2019 from 17:00pm to 19:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Evening Sky Tour at White Horse Hill

Wednesday 27th November 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Family Sky Tour at White Horse Hill (Geminid Meteor Shower)

Friday 13th December 2019 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm
Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Uffington White Horse Hill can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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