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Baily's Beads

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Baily's Beads, named for Francis Baily (1774–1844), the apparent fragmentation of the thin crescent of the sun just before totality in a solar eclipse, caused by sunlight shining through mountains at the edge of the lunar disk.

See also: Eclipse.

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