Stargazing at Wembury with Plymouth Astronomical Society (Leonids Meteor Shower)

Stargazing at Wembury with Plymouth Astronomical Society (Leonids Meteor Shower)

Friday 17th November 2023 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Wembury - National Trust
Spring Road, West Wembury, Devon, PL9 0AY

Join the friendly astronomers from the Plymouth Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing at Wembury Beach Car Park. This event coincides with the Leonids meteor shower; the dark site location is excellent for spotting shooting stars. There will be lots more to see through their telescopes, including Jupiter (at opposition and its brightest all year), Saturn, and many cool objects in Taurus, Auriga, Gemini and Orion.

Please note this event is weather-dependent. Please confirm the event is going ahead by checking the Plymouth Astronomical Society Facebook page for updates on the afternoon of the event.

Updated 13/11/23 due to a road closure, this event has moved from Wembury Beach Car Park to the National Trust car park at Wembury Point.

Please note that this has already taken place on 17/11/2023

Event organiser

Plymouth Astronomical Society

Plymouth Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Plymouth Astronomical Society 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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