New Moon

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16th - 17th Oct 2020

A New Moon in the sky means no moonlight to hinder your view of stars and planets.

The best time to go stargazing is the days before, during and soon after each new moon. During this time the moon is not visible in the sky and does not effect the light from fainter, further away stars.  You will be able to see thousands of stars at dark sky sites with just your naked eye compared to a few hundred at other times.

New Moon Dates 2020
  • 16 October – Super New Moon
  • 15 November – Super New Moon
  • 14 December – New Moon


You can find out more about Moon phases at

OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory

Delve into OM Dark Sky

Book a tour of the Exhibition

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