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

18/09/19
19:00
15°
0%
18/09/19
22:00
12°
0%
19/09/19
01:00
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19/09/19
04:00
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Weather forecast for Mynydd Illtyd (0.69 miles away) updated 18/09/19 at 16:00.

Location light pollution

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

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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

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Friday 27th September 2019 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm
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 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Astronomy Night in Brecon with Cardiff Astronomical Society and Dark Sky Wales

Friday 18th October 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

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

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Monday 28th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Tuesday 29th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Wednesday 30th 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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