See it from Griffith Observatory
Watch it live on the internet, streamed in real-time on Griffith TV
2:45 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
A FREE public event to view the total lunar eclipse
3:45 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
NOTE: Griffith Park gates open at 3:30 a.m.
Griffith Observatory grounds open – building is closed
NOTE: The eclipse will be visible to the naked eye from anywhere in southern California. It is safe to view a lunar eclipse without any eye protection.
Timeline for the Eclipse
||EVENT BEGINS (grounds open)
||Umbral eclipse begins (This is the first visible “bite” out of the Moon.)
||Totality begins (Moon is totally covered in shadow.)
||Totality ends (Moon emerges from shadow.)
||Sun rises in the east
||Moon sets in the west (Moon may set a little earlier due to local horizon.)
Advice for Visiting
- We are expecting large crowds. Those attending should expect traffic congestion and long walks from parking.
- The Vermont and Western Canyon entrances into Griffith Park will open at 3:30 a.m.
- All parking is free until 12:00 noon.
- Please do not bring personal telescopes.
- Please do not bring lawn furniture; blankets are permitted.
Bad Weather Plan
If rain is forecast for the eclipse by Tuesday, January 30, at 3:00 p.m., the event will be canceled. We shall post a notice on our homepage if rain is likely.