Diamond Ring Before Second Contact - 2 (2019 Total Solar Eclipse)

In the final seconds before the total eclipse begins, the shrinking crescent Sun produces a short, brilliant segment along one edge of the Moon (i.e., the diamond) as the solar corona (i.e., the ring) emerges into view in the rapidly darkening sky. The 'diamond' grows smaller and breaks up into a string of bright points (i.e., Baily's Beads (Wikipedia)) that vanish as totality begins.

This image is available as a Custom Print.

Additional eclipse photos can be seen at: 2019 Total Solar Eclipse Photo Gallery.

For more information on this event, see: EclipseWise 2019 Total Solar Eclipse.

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