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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Baily's Beads over Wyoming

This image was captured during the Great American Eclipse on 8/21/17. At the very end of totality, as the sun’s photosphere just began to emerge from behind the cratered edges of the moon’s profile, I snapped this shot, which shows the spectacular Baily’s Beads phenomenon juxtaposed with the still-visible orange and magenta solar flares.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Crowheart, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Paul Schmit