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What's in the Sky

Much of what we observe in the sky happens on a predictable schedule. Below are links to information about major objects in the sky and when they will be visible.

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Weekly Sky Report

The Sky Report provides weekly information on what's going on in the sky over southern California. The Sky Report can also be heard online, or on the phone at (213) 473-0880 (note that long-distance charges apply outside of the Los Angeles area).

 
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The Moon

Griffith Observatory generates Los Angeles moon phase, moonrise, transit, and moonset times for the current year. Tables are also available for past and future years along with links to related information.

 
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The Sun

Griffith Observatory generates tables listing time, direction and elevation of the sun and sunrise, transit (local noon) and sunset for the current year. Tables are also available for past and future years along with links to related information.

 
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Seasons

Equinox and solstice times for the year.

 
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Planets, comets, and meteors

Discover when planets are visible, when comets are approaching, and the schedule for meteor showers.

 
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Weather and tides

The Canadian Meteorological Center provides a "Clear Sky Chart" page for Griffith Observatory. Clear Sky Chart information can be generated for any location at http://cleardarksky.com/csk/.

 
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Satellites

Find information about artificial satellites, including the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Iridium flares, at Heavens-Above.com. Other web sites that plot satellites are: CelesTrak, Visual Satellite Observers Home Page, NASA Human Spaceflight

 
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Eclipses

Detailed information about all solar and lunar eclipses is available on NASA's Eclipse Home Page. Griffith Observatory has a Table of future lunar eclipses visible from Los Angeles.