Diamond Ring Effect

Submitted by jimwcoleman

Initially, my hopes were to get photos of Bailey's Beads and the Diamond Ring effect. The Baily's beads effect, or Diamond ring effect, is a feature of total and annular solar eclipses. As the moon "grazes" by the Sun during a solar eclipse, the rugged lunar limb topography allows beads of sunlight to shine through in some places, and not in others. I didn't score so well on the beads but I did get some great Diamond Ring shots!

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