This photograph shows the effect known as Baily's Beads during the total eclipse of August 21, 2017. The Moon has mountains, craters, and valleys, and just before totality, or as in the case of this photograph, just after the end of totality, the edge of the Moon allows beads of sunlight to shine through in some spots, but not in others. The effect is named after Francis Baily, who is credited with providing the first detailed explanation of the phenomenom in the 1800's. Solar prominences were visible during the eclipse.
This photograph was taken from Madras, Oregon. The photograph was taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera using a 300mm telephoto lens.
August 21, 2017
Photo by Sid Leach
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