Tan Hill Inn
Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6ED
One of the astronomical highlights of 2019 will be the lunar eclipse taking place during the morning of Monday, 21st January. You are cordially invited to join astronomers from the Go Stargazing team to observe and witness what should be a spectacular sight!
As the bright full moon moves across the sky it will fall into Earth’s shadow darkening and turning a reddish colour, this whilst also revealing the thousands of stars previously unseen due to the bright moonlight. Miss it and you’ll have to wait until 2022 for the next one!
Our event starts on the Sunday evening with a presentation by Dr Fred who will explain how and why eclipses occur. If the weather is favourable we will spend the evening stargazing and observing through large aperture telescopes — if not we’ll continue with presentations indoors. If you have a telescope please bring it along… For those of you with a camera and tripod bring that too and we’ll give you some tuition as to how to take photos at night.
For those staying up overnight (having not booked a room) we will have the full use of a large comfortable barn with wood burning stove (and coffee machine!) whilst we wait for the lunar eclipse to reach its maximum around 5:00am.
Tickets for this event can be purchased from the Skiddle website. Please contact the Tan Hill Inn separately if you would like to book overnight accommodation — there’s a special bed and breakfast rate for stargazers! Camper vans are welcome and for those of you who are hardy (or crazy) enough you can pitch a tent (vans and tents at a nominal extra cost).
It would be fantastic for you to join us! Hope to see you there!
Please note that this event has already taken place on 20/01/2019
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.
Sun 20th Jan
Mon 21st Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.