Orchard Farm - Goathland
Orchard Lane, Goathland, YO22 5JX
The Farmhouse is blessed with beautiful night skies and we are delighted to offer our ‘Gaze & Graze’ evening combining a sumptuous outdoor dinner with an evening with your very own expert astronomer, Richard Darn.
The North York Moors National Park is one of England’s darkest areas and spectacular on clear nights! You will see up to 2,000 stars and the majestic Milky Way arching over-head together with star clusters, galaxies and spectacular shooting stars. It’s perfect for just sitting back and enjoying one of Mother Nature’s finest shows.
The first phase moon is due to be up until late evening and so there will be plenty to see.
This event is taking place as part of the National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2020.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 29/02/2020
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Sat 29th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.