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Partial Solar Eclipse!
October 23, 2014

See it at Griffith Observatory
Free telescope viewing on the front lawn
(2:07 p.m. - 4:39 p.m.)
or
Watch it live on the internet
Streamed in real time on Griffith TV
(2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)


ADMISSION IS FREE - BUILDING IS OPEN
DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER EYE PROTECTION


Building Activities

  • Telescope and binocular viewing from lawn, sidewalks, and terraces
  • The Stellar Emporium gift store is open and has a large supply of eclipse glasses and solaramas on sale for viewing the eclipse safely
  • Shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium
    (children under 5 may attend ONLY the 12:45 p.m. show)
  • Café at the End of the Universe OPEN
  • LiveStream of the eclipse on Griffith Observatory's LiveStream page.

Event/Eclipse Timeline

Eclipse begins 2:07 p.m.
Maximum eclipse 3:27 p.m. (Moon covers 45% of sun’s diameter, 34% of sun’s area)
Eclipse ends 4:39 p.m.
This partial eclipse is greatest from the Canadian Arctic, where 81% of the sun’s diameter is covered.

Advice for Visiting

  • NOTE: It is essential to wear the proper eye protection when looking at the Sun.
  • We are expecting large crowds. Those attending should expect traffic congestion and long walks from parking. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Bring water.
  • If parking near the Observatory (including around the Greek Theatre and along Western Canyon Road) is full, vehicle access via the Vermont and Fern Dell park gates may be suspended.
  • Please do not bring personal telescopes or lawn chairs to the event.
  • The Observatory building is open from 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m.

Bad Weather Plan

If the day is cloudy, we will attempt to show the eclipse live inside the building from elsewhere in the world.

Timeline for the Eclipse