A total eclipse of the moon will take place on Sunday, January 20. The eclipse will be visible anywhere from southern California. No special equipment is required and it is completely safe to view.
Griffith Observatory is broadcasting the total lunar eclipse this Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to Midnight:
The broadcast will begin shortly before the moon rises at Griffith Observatory, around 5:10. The penumbral eclipse beings at 6:36 pm. The broadcast will continue until the end of the penumbral eclipse at 11:48 pm.
Also, Griffith will be hosting public viewing for those in the LA area from 7:30pm – 11:00pm
NOTE: Griffith Park gates will close at 10:00 p.m.
|Sun sets||5:12 p.m.|
|EVENT BEGINS||7:30 p.m.|
|Umbral eclipse begins||7:33 p.m. (This is the first visible “bite” out of the Moon.)|
|Totality begins||8:41 p.m. (Moon is totally covered in shadow.)|
|Maximum eclipse||9:12 p.m.|
|Totality ends||9:43 p.m. (Moon emerges from shadow.)|
|Building CLOSES||10:00 p.m. (access to Griffith Park also ends at 10:00 p.m.)|
|Umbral eclipse ends||10:50 p.m.|
|EVENT ENDS||11:00 p.m.|