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The moment before totality

 

In the last fraction of a second before totality, a tiny sliver of the Sun is still visible, with an effect known as “Bailey’s Beads” on either side. A solar prominence - an ejection of gases - is visible on the right side. It will change shape over the two minutes of totality - see it in the later pictures in this series.

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