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Stargazing in Cornwall

Out at sea, the night sky is visible without any interference from city street lights – and what better setting than being on a boat on the beautiful south Cornwall coast? It’s the perfect opportunity for starry sky lovers and astronomy enthusiasts to enjoy a spot of stargazing. Far out from the distracting lights of civilisation and the Cornish night sky spread above you, it can feel like your own private observatory. Whether you’re a couple having a romantic sail away, or a group of friends enjoying a trip, Bowman Yacht Charters offers you the chance to view the stars in a whole new way.

Discuss celestial stories, constellations and the rest of the cosmos for hours into the night without a single distraction. Spot the milky way, discuss the story of Orion and his infamous belt (and why do the three pyramids of Giza match its alignment?) and enjoy the view all from the comfort of your very own yacht. On a still, clear night, the starlit sky reflects on the water, giving you a unique setting you’ll remember for years to come.

Astronomical events in 2019

Here are some of the upcoming astronomical events you’ll be able to watch in Cornwall:

From 5th – 6th May is the Eta Aquarids meteor shower, a fantastic display of fallen debris from icy comet Halley burning up as shooting stars across the sky. Snuggle up in a blanket on deck and watch the stunning show of up to 30 shooting stars an hour until the early hours of the morning.

In July there will be a
partial lunar eclipse as the Earth’s shadow moves across the face of the moon, darkening our usually bright night orb for around five hours.

There’s a rare treat in November, with a partial solar eclipse as Mercury moves between Earth and the sun, taking at least five hours to make its way across the face of the sun. This phenomenon won’t happen again until 2062, so get your eclipse glasses and telescopes at the ready!


If it’s privacy you’re after, take a look at our bareboat charters and experience true freedom out on the water.

If you’d like to sit back and let us do the work for you, our skippered charters may be just what you’re looking for.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch today to find out more about booking your ultimate stargazers trip in Cornwall.

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