A few brave society members travelled about as far as you can go without leaving the mainland to experience the partial solar eclipse of 20th March 2015 at over 95% of totality. Observing from a cottage overlooking the sea near the Caithness town of Wick, the eclipse was clearly visible from first to last contact. There was some cloud at times, but this only resulted in an eclipse sundog!
Observations were conducted in white light using a Baader herschel wedge and a Seymour glass solar filter, and also in Hydrogen-alpha and Calcium-K.
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