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Jon Greif

Location of Photo:

Saranac Lake, NY, USA

Date/Time of photo:

April 8, 2024, at 3:30 pm EDT


Canon 760D DSLR Camera, Canon 300 mm Telephoto Lens, Thousand Oaks Solar Filter, Pixinsight 1.8.9 processing software on a MacBook Pro computer.


Here's another image from Monday's Total Solar Eclipse viewed by us at Saranac Lake in upstate NY. This image, a single frame from video shot toward the end of totality, shows the "Diamond Ring" and Baily's Beads, as well as a prominence. The Baily's beads (along the 3-5 o'clock axis) and the diamond ring (at about 5:30) are features of total solar eclipses.caused by the same phenomenon. As the Moon covers the Sun, the rugged topography of the lunar limb allows beads of sunlight to shine through. They are named for Francis Baily, who explained the effects in 1836. The diamond ring occurs at the very beginning or end of totality as just a very small portion of the sun is seen emerging from behind the lunar limb. The large prominence (at about 6:30) was visible throughout totality.