Valley of Rocks Car Park - Lynton
Lynton, Exmoor, Devon, EX35 6JL
Join Liz and Gary from Moor Wild Experiences to spot Jupiter, Mars, the Andromeda Galaxy and Orions Nebulae through professional telescopes and binoculars. We shall pass around the fascinating Stellarium app installed on our Tablet whilst you wait for your starry moment!
Meeting at the Upper car park at the Valley of Rocks (next to the toilets), using your guiding torchlight; you will find us beside the car park cattle grid.
Dress warmly, as spotting the planets can be a labour of love whilst we let everyone have a turn at looking through the telescopes. So bring a warm flask and someone to share the great joy with!
Please note that this has already taken place on 22/02/2023
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 22nd Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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