Stargazing in and around Petersfield
On Tuesday 1st August we will be able to see a full Sturgeon Moon light up the night sky. Here are a few places in and around Petersfield you can experience this spectacular force of nature!
Sometimes going by its more common name the “Supermoon”, this moon will be so special and amazing to watch as it’s 16% bigger than normal, as well as being fantastically brighter in the night sky. Here are a few places in and around town where you can sit back and enjoy the view.
The sun will be setting at around 20.50PM on Tuesday 1st August 2023.
Probably one of the most common local spots among the astrology community, Butser Hill is perfect! With the lack of light pollution from street lights and buildings, the night sky truly comes alive and reveals things you just can’t see from down below. Butser Hill is under a ten minute drive from Petersfield, down the A3 towards Portsmouth. With accessible parking at the peak, facilities and a plethora of benches, paths and spots to admire the view it’s a brilliant choice. Why not bundle up and get outside to enjoy this unique sight.
Just one of the many reasons Petersfield is so wonderful is all the open green space and parks we have scattered throughout town. Not only are these great for the kids to play but for events like this one. Most parks have limited lighting and pollution from houses nearby. This makes them perfect for stargazing and admiring. To see some of the options Petersfield has check out some of our previous blogs…
Not only is Petersfield surrounded by the stunning rolling hills of the South Downs, but is near the lodges and campsites nestled within them. Why not turn this natural wonder into a mini getaway by staying at some of the gorgeous sites such as Upper Parsonage Farm, Barrow Hill Barns, Cedar Valley. You can see other options on our “where to stay page” if these aren’t what you were looking for.
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