Diamond Ring at Third Contact - 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Totality ends when a string of dazzlingly bright beads (Baily's Beads - Wikipedia) appear along the edge of the Moon and quickly merge to become the crescent Sun. This incredibly brilliant segment (i.e., the diamond) is seen along one edge of the Moon, which is still silhouetted by the solar corona (i.e., the ring). The diamond ring effect is short-lived since its growing brilliance overpowers the corona, which quickly fades from view.

This image is available as a Custom Print.

Additional eclipse photos can be seen at: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Photo Gallery.

For more information on this event, see: EclipseWise 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

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2017 Total Solar Eclipse Photo Gallery

Custom Prints of 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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Books about the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse


Eclipse Bulletin:
Total Solar Eclipse of 2017


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Road Atlas for the
Total Solar Eclipse of 2017


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Totality - Great
American Eclipses
of 2017 and 2024


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Get Eclipsed


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