Robin Hood's Bay Car Park
Robin Hood's Bay Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4QN
Walking by the light of the full – or nearly – full moon is truly magical here. They’ll be stretches where you’ll be able to turn off your head torch and bathe in its light. When you do, what you’ll see will take your breath away.
Night walking is a wonderful mood booster and can help combat those winter blues, expand your horizons and make you feel exhilarated.
This is because your primary sense – sight – takes a back seat while all your other senses become alive. You’ll hear the rhythmical sound of waves on the shore more keenly; smell salty sea air and feel the breeze against your skin.
Weave in a mindful, sensory activity along the way, and your ability to feel awe increases. An emotion now considered more important than happiness.
But that’s not all! You’ll find out a little more about planet earth, stars and planets and discover you’re actually looking back in time. You’ll also learn about the geology of this coastline too, as the area is steeped in ancient rocks and fossils, akin to the dinosaur coast.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Fri 23rd Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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