S O L A R P O W E R E D
New Windsor, Maryland (USA)
A sunset partial solar eclipse was viewed from MTO on October 23, 2014. Although the horizon was cloudy, fleeting glimpses (such as this one) of the sun with its right-hand edge dented from the occulting lunar disk, were visible between breaks in the clouds and trees. A sheet of welder's glass was dangled in front of a telephoto lens in this image.
Click on images to open larger image (2.1 MB) in a new window. (Photo credit: MTO)
Marstown Observatory is located in Carroll County, Maryland one mile from the unincorporated hamlet of Marston. The nearest town is historic New Windsor (established in 1797) located four miles northwest of the observatory. The closest major cities are Baltimore (30 miles ESE) and Washington, DC (50 miles S).
MTO would like to thank everyone who donated their time and materials, or helped in the construction of the observatory..
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