Diamond Ring

The diamond ring of the total solar eclipse of 29 March 2006 at in Side near Antalya in Turkey was spectacular.
Towards the end of the eclipse the corona of the solar atmosphere still radiates along the upper left limb of the sun. A split second before end of the total solar eclipse a first ray of sunlight breaks through a crater gap along the rugged topography of the moon’s limb. This creates for a fleeting moment a spectacular flash of sunlight, called the diamond ring.

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