Visit Calendar Major Lunar Standstill Moonrise – July 19, 2024
July 19, 2024
6:55 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.

Major Lunar Standstill Moonrise – July 19, 2024

A live broadcast from Griffith Observatory of the full Moon rising on the eastern horizon at its most southerly position in over 18 years. Join us online (weather permitting) to watch this event.

The moonset behind the Astronomer's Monument.

Upcoming Major Lunar Standstill Events from Griffith Observatory

Southern Moonrise at the Major Lunar Standstill

Every 18.6 years, our Moon reaches the extremes of its orbit around the Earth. We observe this as the Moon rises and sets at its most northerly and southerly positions on the horizon. On the evening of July 19, we will observe the Moon rising as far to the south as it ever does. This happens during the Major Lunar Standstill.

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