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.)
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
- 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.
|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.