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Griffith Observatory will hold a public viewing for The next partial solar eclipse, visible from Los Angeles, August 21, 2017 in the morning

Upcoming solar eclipses visible from Los Angeles

August 21, 2017


The Observatory holds public viewing events for most lunar and solar eclipses.

The next total lunar eclipse visible from Los Angeles is Sunday, September 27, 2015. The Observatory will hold a viewing event.

The next partial solar eclipse visible from Los Angeles is August 21, 2017 (morning).

Griffith Observatory

Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.

Admission to the building and grounds is always FREE.
Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Eclipse starts: 9:05 a.m., PDT
Maximum eclipse: 10:21 a.m., PDT (Moon covers 70% of sun’s diameter, 62% of sun’s area).
Eclipse ends: 11:44 a.m., PDT
This is the first total eclipse visible from the “Lower 48” since that of 26 February 1979. Totality will cross the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.eclipse 2017