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Bailey's Beads

BRIGHT SPOTS along the edges of the nearly covered sun are known as Bailey's Beads. They are created by the last direct light from the sun shining through valleys in the moon's mountains.

Bailey's Beads

Images: NASA, EXPLORATORIUM

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