Westleton Common

Off Mill Street, Westleton, IP17 3BD

Location description

Westleton Common is part of open coastal heath land with good visibility on all sides and excellent dark skies above. This location is frequented by members of DASH Astro Society who run public stargazing sessions here.

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

Weather forecast for Darsham (1.42 miles away) updated 19/05/19 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.

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

When to stargaze at Westleton Common

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

Observing with DASH

Sunday 29th September 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Observing with DASH

Sunday 27th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Observing with DASH - Transit of Mercury

Monday 11th November 2019 from 12:00pm to Sunday 24th November 2019 15:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Observing with DASH

Sunday 24th November 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing (if clear)


When to visit

The best time to visit Westleton Common can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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