Eclipse Learning Resource

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Eclipse Misconceptions

The Moon has moved in front of the Sun. The Sun’s light is reduced to a thin, bright crescent shining around the Moon’s edge. A phenomenon called Baily’s Beads is also present. Baily’s Beads look like a few glowing pearls at the ends of the crescent.

Annular Eclipse Features

A solar prominence

Total Eclipse Features

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What Can We Learn from Solar Eclipses?