2001 Total Solar Eclipse -Baily's Beads

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The last parts of the Sun's bright photosphere, visible through valleys on the Moon's limb, create Baily's Beads.    This image is a close-up crop of the image taken at second contact.

Instrument: Vixen 102-ED
F-ratio: f/6.5
Exposure: 1/2000 second
Film: E200
Date: June 21, 2001
Location: Chisamba, Zambia

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