This image shows used shots from the second and third stages of the solar eclipse, which are when Baily's Beads can be seen. Baily's Beads occur as the moon passes in front of the Sun. From Earth it seems like the sunlight seen around the edge of the Moon is broken into fragments because the uneven lunar surface obscures some of the light. This creates the illusion of a string of beads encircling the moon. Born Digital Photograph entitled 'Baily's Beads', taken by Yu Jun on the 9th March 2016 at Luwuk, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera, Sigma DG -S HSM 150 - 600 mm f/5 - f/6.3 lens at 600 mm f/10, ISO 100, multiple 1/1600 - second exposures. Overall Winner and Winner of Our Sun category in Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016.
Object number: ZBA8066
- Image reference: YJU0002
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Courtesy of the artist.
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