Total Lunar Eclipse is happening on January 31, 2018
If you can stay up as late as 4am, you can see it from Griffith Observatory, or watch it live on the internet.
Streamed in real time on Griffith TV (2:45 a.m. – 7:00 a.m., PST)
Griffith Observatory is hosting a FREE public event to view the total lunar eclipse
3:45 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
(note: the main building will be closed, only the open ground is open)
|EVENT BEGINS||3:45 a.m. (grounds open)|
|Umbral eclipse begins||3:48 a.m. (This is the first visible “bite” out of the Moon.)|
|Totality begins||4:51 a.m. (Moon is totally covered in shadow.)|
|Maximum eclipse||5:29 a.m.|
|Totality ends||6:07 a.m. (Moon emerges from shadow.)|
|Sun rises in the east||6:51 a.m.|
|Moon sets in the west||6:56 a.m. (Moon may set a little earlier due to local horizon.)|
|EVENT ENDS||7:00 a.m.|
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.
Did you know… An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: February 15, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse