Orionids Meteor Shower at Walltown

Orionids Meteor Shower at Walltown

Friday 21st October 2016 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Walltown Country Park
Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, CA8 7HF

This is a fantastic opportunity to go looking for shooting stars under the extremely dark skies of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Every year the Orionids meteor shower becomes active with activity peaking around the time of this event, up to 20 meteors may be seen every hour! Join an experienced amateur astronomer and member of the Starmakers Stargazing Group for this event which includes a presentation and observing. Booking required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/10/2016


Event organiser

Starmakers Stargazing Group is organising this event

Please contact Starmakers Stargazing Group directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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