2015

ST8951 : Watching the partial eclipse at Bratton Camp

taken 9 years ago, near to Bratton, Wiltshire, England

Watching the partial eclipse at Bratton Camp
Watching the partial eclipse at Bratton Camp
With the weather overcast and also with some low-lying mist a reasonably large number of people went to the high ground of the hill fort at Bratton Camp in order to get as good a view of the eclipse as possible. Most people stayed close to the completely full car park but a few went here to the perimeter banking.

As it was, the sun was mostly behind a thin screen of cloud/mist which further attenuated the light from the sections not obscured by the moon. However, this still allowed a reasonable view of the eclipse
Solar Eclipse - 20 March 2015

A partial solar eclipse occurred over the whole of Britain between about 0830-1030 on 20 March 2015. The next one of any consequence is on 12 August 2026 it will be total across Iceland, the Atlantic and Spain, with a very large partial eclipse across Britain with western Ireland at around 95% eclipsed, falling to 83% in London.

Two useful websites are LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link
The Wikipedia site is excellent a click on any date of the future eclipses opens up a new page with full details and animation.


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Doug Lee   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 20 March, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 20 March, 2015
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 89897 51541 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.7761N 2:8.7707W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 89897 51541
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