Hyde Common - Pentons Hill
New Forest National Park, Hyde, Hampshire, SP6 2QJ
Join the members of Fordingbridge Astronomical Society for this public outreach event observing the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Wrap up warm, bring a chair or recliner, and come along with a picnic to enjoy the Perseids meteor shower, the late summer constellations, ruddy Mars, giant Jupiter, the ringed Saturn, and the fainter gas giants Uranus and Neptune. (Note: Date subject to change if another night promises better observing conditions)
Please note that this event has already taken place on 12/08/2020
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.
Wed 12th Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.