On the evening of May 15, there will be a total lunar eclipse visible from Los Angeles.
Griffith Observatory is hosting an online broadcast of the total lunar eclipse on May 15, 2022, from 7:35 p.m. – 11:50 p.m., PDT, weather permitting. The Observatory will also be open to the public that evening for onsite public viewing. Both the Observatory and Griffith Park will close, as usual, at 10:00 p.m.
If you do visit the Observatory, expect very large crowds, with limited parking and congested roads. Parking nearest the Observatory has an hourly fee; free parking is available near the Greek Theatre. The DASH Observatory/Los Feliz bus will be running from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line station. Both visitor vaccination verification and masks are required to enter the Observatory building, but not to observe from the lawn. No lawn chairs, coolers, or other large items will be permitted on the lawn or terraces. For more information, see the Getting Here page on our website.
OBSERVING NOTE: If skies are clear, the eclipse should be visible to the unaided eye from anywhere in the continental United States. It is safe to view a lunar eclipse without any eye protection. You do not need a telescope to see a lunar eclipse. Just go outside and look up to the southeast after the Moon rises (7:41 p.m.). The appearance of the Moon changes dramatically during the course of an eclipse, and it is worth viewing on multiple occasions during the evening.
A time-lapse version of the lunar eclipse feed should be available from Griffith Observatory’s YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/GriffithObservatory) at 4:00 a.m., PDT, on May 16.