Total Lunar Eclipse!
January 31, 2018
See it from Griffith Observatory,
watch it live on the internet.
Streamed in real time on Griffith TV
(2:45 a.m. - 7:00 a.m., PST)
A FREE public event to view the total lunar eclipse
3:45 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
NOTE: Griffith Park gates open at 3:30 a.m.
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY GROUNDS OPEN - BUILDING IS CLOSED
NOTE: The eclipse will be visible to the naked eye from anywhere in southern California. It is safe to view a lunar eclipse without any eye protection.
|EVENT BEGINS||3:45 a.m. (grounds open)|
|Umbral eclipse begins||3:48 a.m. (This is the first visible “bite” out of the Moon.)|
|Totality begins||4:51 a.m. (Moon is totally covered in shadow.)|
|Maximum eclipse||5:29 a.m.|
|Totality ends||6:07 a.m. (Moon emerges from shadow.)|
|Sun rises in the east||6:51 a.m.|
|Moon sets in the west||6:56 a.m. (Moon may set a little earlier due to local horizon.)|
|EVENT ENDS||7:00 a.m.|
Advice for Visiting
- We are expecting large crowds. Those attending should expect traffic congestion and long walks from parking.
- The Vermont and Western Canyon entrances into Griffith Park will open at 3:30 a.m.
- All parking is free until 12:00 noon.
- Please do not bring personal telescopes.
- Please do not bring lawn furniture; blankets are permitted.
Bad Weather Plan
If rain is forecast for the eclipse by Tuesday, January 30, at 3:00 p.m., the event will be canceled. We shall post a notice on our homepage if rain is likely.