Brecon – Libanus Mountain Centre

Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales

Location description

National Park Visitor Centre with great facilities and a dark sky location that offers fantastic views of the night sky. Regular Stargazing events are hosted here throughout the observing season September to April.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

21/07/19
19:00
18°
5%
21/07/19
22:00
16°
10%
22/07/19
01:00
15°
55%
22/07/19
04:00
16°
25%
Weather forecast for Mynydd Illtyd (0.69 miles away) updated 21/07/19 at 20:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre

This location's 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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Sunday 28th July 2019 from 23:00pm to 02:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Sunday 4th August 2019 from 23:00pm to 02:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Tuesday 6th August 2019 from 22:30pm to Wednesday 7th August 2019 00:59am
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Sunday 11th August 2019 from 22:30pm to Monday 12th August 2019 02:30am
Observing (if clear)

Perseid Meteor Shower in Brecon Beacons National Park

Thursday 15th August 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Perseid Meteor Shower with Dark Sky Wales

Friday 16th August 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Perseid Meteor Shower in Brecon Beacons National Park

Friday 16th August 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Sunday 25th August 2019 from 22:30pm to Monday 26th August 2019 02:30am
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Tuesday 27th August 2019 from 22:30pm to Wednesday 28th August 2019 02:30am
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Wednesday 28th August 2019 from 22:30pm to Thursday 29th August 2019 02:30am
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Thursday 29th August 2019 from 22:30pm to Friday 30th August 2019 02:30am
Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Sunday 1st September 2019 from 23:00pm to 02:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Friday 27th September 2019 from 20:30pm to Saturday 28th September 2019 00:30am
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Tuesday 1st October 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Thursday 3rd October 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Friday 4th October 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Saturday 5th October 2019 from 20:00pm to Sunday 6th October 2019 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Sunday 27th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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