View the Lunar Eclipse and Shooting Stars in Ashcombe in 2018
Ashcombe Cottage’s guests will be well-positioned to view the lunar eclipse on 27 July 2018. Ashcombe is a wonderful low-light pollution environment to star gaze and moon watch. The duration of eclipse totality will be 1 hour 13 minutes in Ashcombe so don’t forget to sit on your cottage’s deck to admire it.
As an added bonus, Mars will also appear especially large and bright in the sky that night as it moves toward its closest approach to Earth in 15 years, meaning eclipse watchers may be able to catch a great view of the Red Planet alongside the blood moon.
On 11-13 August there will be a chance to see a predicted 60-70 Perseid meteors an hour as the annual meteor shower occurs – Ashcombe is a great place to watch with a low-light pollution northern sky. The Perseids will peak late at night on 12/13 August and are best viewed looking 10° north. More information here
All we need are some clear skies and an alarm clock!