Baily's Beads, total eclipse of the Sun, Turkey, 29 March 2006.
3 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 31cm

Baily's Beads, total eclipse of the Sun, Turkey, 29 March 2006.

Cooper, Jamie

© Jamie Cooper / Science & Society Picture Library

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This picture was taken moments before second contact. The bright beads of light visible here are caused by the last rays of sunlight shining through the deepest valleys along the lunar limb moments before totality starts. These are known as Baily's Beads,
 

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