Broad Branch Road Parties Under Partially Eclipsed Sun

The view of the Solar Eclipse from Carnegie's Broad Branch Road campus in Washington DC. Credit: Abhisek Basu
Composite image of the 2017 solar eclipse viewed through a solar filter from Broad Branch Road in Washington, D.C. Image by Carnegie's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, based on photos by Abhisek Basu.

Staff scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and other technical and administrative staff from Carnegie's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and the Geophysical Laboratory gathered on August 21, 2017 for a solar eclipse watching party at the Greenewalt Patio of the Broad Branch Road Campus in Washington, D.C.

Solar Eclipse 2017 Watching Party

The party included snacks, solar viewing protection, and a NASA live webcast of the total solar eclipse. In Washington, D.C., the partial solar eclipse began at 1:17 p.m., reaching a maximum obscuration of 81% at 2:42 p.m. and concluding at 4:01 p.m.

 

Aug. 23, 2017

 

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