Northern Lights at Embleton Quarry

Northern Lights at Embleton Quarry

Saturday 18th March 2023 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve
Embleton, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3XP

Join experts from the Northumberland Astronomical Society (NASTRO) in the search for the elusive Aurora Borealis. Attendees will have the chance to look at the night skies through telescopes and take a laser-guided tour of the Milky Way.

Adrian Jannetta will start the evening at Creighton Hall with a fascinating talk before the group heads out under the night skies.

Outdoor activities are weather dependent. Please wrap up warm and bring a torch (red light if possible).

This is a free event. Donations to NASTRO on the night are welcomed.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/03/2023


Event organiser

Northumberland Astronomical Society

Northumberland Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Northumberland Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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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.



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