Northern Lights and Starry Skies

Northern Lights and Starry Skies

Friday 18th November 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Hemscott Hill Farm
Widdrington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 5EQ

Join local astronomer Simon Rowland in beautiful Druridge Bay under the dark skies of Northumberland to watch for the Aurora. Solar activity is increasing, leading to more prominent displays of the Northern Lights, and tonight will be the best opportunity to see them for a while. We will assemble after dark and do some stargazing, led by his laser pointer while keeping an eye out on the horizon for what could be quite a show. Some camping opportunities exist for those who want to make a night of it. Please get in touch with [email protected].

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/11/2022

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.