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

21/03/19
18:00
10°
9%
21/03/19
21:00
5%
22/03/19
00:00
11%
22/03/19
03:00
15%
Weather forecast for Mynydd Illtyd (0.69 miles away) updated 21/03/19 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

Saturday 30th March 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Sunday 31st March 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Sunday 7th April 2019 from 20:00pm to Monday 8th April 2019 00:00am
Observing (if clear)

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Saturday 27th April 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Saturday 6th July 2019 from 22:30pm to Sunday 7th July 2019 02:30am
Observing (if clear)

Group Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

Friday 19th July 2019 from 22:30pm to Saturday 20th July 2019 00:59am
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)

Perseid Meteor Shower with Dark Sky Wales

Friday 16th August 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, 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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