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The Moon

It is not very often we can watch the phases of the Moon change in a few minutes, as they do here overhead. In the real world you notice the shape of the Moon changing over the course of a few weeks. Phases are the different shapes the Moon appears to have during the night and day. They are a result of the ever-changing arrangement of the Sun, Moon, and Earth.

Photo of the moon with palm treesMoon Phases

Griffith Observatory has prepared tables listing the local time of the Moon's phases and the seasons in Pacific Standard or Daylight time, as appropriate, for each of these years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

from the U.S. Naval Observatory's Moonphase.

The Munich Astro Archive (Germany) has a set of tables of Moon Phases from 1700 to 2199.

Moonrise over the hills of Glendale Calaforna as seen from Griffith ObservatoryMoonrise and Moonset

Griffith Observatory has prepared tables listing the local time of moonrise, moonset, and transit with elevation on each day in Pacific Standard or Daylight time, as appropriate. Select from these years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

View at eclipse maximum, October 8, 2014, Image: Griffith Observatory, Anthony Cook.Lunar Eclipes

This page lists the stages of future eclipses visible from Los Angeles, corrected for Pacific Standard or Pacific Daylight time as appropriate.

Upcoming lunar eclipses visible from Los Angeles