Summer Solstice with Lewes Astronomical Society

Summer Solstice with Lewes Astronomical Society

Thursday 20th June 2024 from 19:45pm to 22:30pm

Malling Down Nature Reserve
Ringmer, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5RH, South East England

Once again, Lewes Astronomical Society are holding a free and informal gathering on the Lewes downland to celebrate the Summer Solstice, which this year falls on Thursday 20th June.

Weather permitting, they will have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Ouse Valley while the sun goes down.

Meeting location is outside the Dorset Inn in Lewes, then taking a walk up to the nature reserve.

Please note that this has already taken place on 20/06/2024


Event organiser

Lewes Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Lewes Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

This is a free event with no booking required. Please contact Lewes Astronomical Society for more details.

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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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    Fulking, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9LP (12.1 miles away)

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