The Go Stargazing team added this off-road lay-by located North-East of Nottingham after it was recommended on Twitter as a great place to stargaze. Light pollution maps show that the site is away from the worst of Nottingham's bright city lights.
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A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.
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When to stargaze at B6386 Oxton to Southwell Lay-by
This location's semi-rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.