Visit Calendar Major Lunar Standstill Moonset – June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024
5:45 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.

Major Lunar Standstill Moonset – June 22, 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 June 22, 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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