Sun Gazing at Wicken Fen

Sun Gazing at Wicken Fen

Saturday 18th June 2022 from 12:15pm to 15:00pm

Wicken Fen - National Trust
Lode Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP

Join astronomers from the Cambridge Astronomical Association and search for signs of sun spots, solar flares and boiling prominences rising from the surface of our nearest star. You’ll also be creating a sun mural using a variety of interesting materials.

This activity is suitable for all the family.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/06/2022

Event organiser

National Trust

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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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