Baily's beads

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Term: Baily's beads

A phenomenon that occurs during a total eclipse of the Sun. Just prior to and after totality, sunlight shines through the lunar valleys on the Moon's limb, causing the dark face of the Moon to appear to be surrounded by a shining 'necklace of pearls'.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan