Baily's Beads can be seen during a total eclipse of the Sun just before totality, as shown in this photograph. The phenomenom repeats again just after the end of totality. On August 21, 2017, the photograph I captured immediately after the end of totality looked better than this photograph. The Moon has mountains, craters, and valleys that allow beads of sunlight to shine through around the edge of the Moon in some spots. The effect is named after Francis Baily, who is credited with providing the first detailed explanation of the phenomenom. During the total eclipse on August 21, 2017, several solar prominences were visible during totality.
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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