Visit Calendar Major Lunar Standstill Moonset – July 20, 2024
July 20, 2024
4:25 a.m. – 4:50 a.m.

Major Lunar Standstill Moonset – July 20, 2024

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

The moonset behind the Astronomer's Monument.

Upcoming Major Lunar Standstill Events from Griffith Observatory

Southern Moonset 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 morning of July 20, we will observe the Moon setting as far to the south as it ever does. This happens during the Major Lunar Standstill.

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