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September 27, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Griffith Observatory

Total Lunar Eclipse! September 27, 2015

A public event to view the total lunar eclipse 6:30 – 9:45 p.m. Sunday, September 27

Upcoming Eclipse Events at Griffith Observatory

A public event to view the total lunar eclipse

6:30 – 9:45 p.m. Sunday, September 27

Admission is free. See it from Griffith Observatory or watch it live on the internet.

Building Activities

  • Building OPEN as usual.
  • Lawn telescopes, binoculars, and naked eye viewing from lawn, sidewalks, and terraces (Zeiss Telescope CLOSED)
  • Live broadcast of the eclipse from the historic Zeiss telescope on Griffith Observatory’s LiveStream page. (6:30 – 10:30 p.m.)
  • Live piano music provided by Steinway & Sons and The Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of its Immortal Beethoven program. Music performed by Ray Ushikubo of the Colburn School.

The evening features live piano music provided by Steinway & Sons and The Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of its Immortal Beethoven program. Music performed by Ray Ushikubo of the Colburn School.

Timeline for the Eclipse

Public Star Party begins 2:00 p.m.
EVENT BEGINS 6:30 p.m.
Livestream broadcast begins 6:30 p.m.
Moon rises at Griffith Observatory 6:45 p.m. (Moon in partial eclipse)
Totality begins 7:11 p.m. (Moon is totally covered in shadow)
Maximum eclipse 7:47 p.m.
Totality ends 8:23 p.m. (Moon emerges from shadow)
Umbral eclipse ends 9:27 p.m.
EVENT ENDS 9:45 p.m.
Building closes (as usual) 10:00 p.m.
Penumbral eclipse ends 10:22 p.m.
Livestream broadcast ends 10:30 p.m.

Advice for Visiting

  • We are expecting VERY large crowds, and there is also a Greek Theater concert that evening. Expect extremely heavy traffic and very long walks from parking.
  • Public bus service from Vermont/Sunset Red Line station available on Observatory Weekend Shuttle (10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
  • Please do not bring personal telescopes or lawn chairs to the event.

Bad Weather Plan

If the evening is cloudy, we will show the eclipse live inside the building from elsewhere in the world.