Sky Information

What's visible this week though
Griffith Observatory's free telescopes?

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Sky Report

The Sky Report provides weekly information on what's going on in the sky over Southern California. The Sky Report can also be heard as a sound file online, or by phone by dialing (213) 473-0880 (note that long-distance phone fees apply outside of the Los Angeles area).

 
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The Moon

Griffith Observatory generates Los Angeles moon phase, moonrise, transit, and moonset times for the current year. Tables are also available for past and future years along with other links on the internet.

 
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The Sun

Griffith Observatory generates tables listing time, direction and elevation of the sun and sunrise, transit (local noon) and sunset for the current year. Tables are also available for past and future years along with other links on the internet.

 
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Seasons

Times of equinoxes and solstices for this year.

 
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Planets, comets, and meteors

Find out more about the planets, comets, and meteors.

 
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Weather and tides

The Canadian Meteorological Center provides a "Clear Sky Chart" page for Griffith Observatory. Clear Sky Chart information can be generated from any location here.

 
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Satellites

Find information about artificial satellites, including the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Iridium flares, at Heavens- Above. Other web sites that plot satellites are: CelesTrak WWW, Visual Satellite Observers Home Page, NASA Human Spaceflight

 
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Eclipses

Detailed information about all solar and lunar eclipses is available on NASA's Eclipse Home Page. Griffith Observatory has a Table of future eclipses visible from Los Angeles.