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

20/02
18:00
1%
20/02
21:00
7%
21/02
00:00
5%
21/02
03:00
3%
21/02
06:00
7%
Weather forecast for Mynydd Illtyd (0.69 miles away) updated 20/02/20 at 16:02.

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
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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 with Dark Sky Wales

Sunday 23rd February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 26th February 2020 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 26th February 2020 from 22:00pm to Thursday 27th February 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Sunday 1st March 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 7th March 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Sunday 15th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 18th March 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Thursday 19th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Friday 20th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 21st March 2020 from 22:00pm to Sunday 22nd March 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Sunday 22nd March 2020 from 22:00pm to Monday 23rd March 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Monday 23rd March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Tuesday 24th March 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 28th March 2020 from 22:00pm to Sunday 29th March 2020 00:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Sunday 29th March 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 11th April 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Sunday 12th April 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Tuesday 14th April 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Wednesday 15th April 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Thursday 16th April 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Friday 17th April 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with Dark Sky Wales

Saturday 18th April 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Sunday 19th April 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon with Dark Sky Wales

Monday 20th April 2020 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Astrophotography, 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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