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2017 Total Solar Eclipse - Third Contact Close-up

As the sun emerges from behind the moon at the end of totality, a time otherwise known as third contact, sunlight shining though lunar valleys form the brilliant Baily's beads which then coalesce into the diamond ring. Prominences along the sun's limb, as well as the sun's red chromosphere, are seen in the moments leading up to third contact.

Recorded at Raspberry deLight Farms (43.18505517, -108.20629467) near Shoshoni, Wyoming, at an elevation of approximately 1,438 meters on August 21, 2017. A Canon 70D DSLR was used at the prime focus of a 127 mm, f/7.5 refractor on an equatorial mount.

Other videos of the 2017 total solar eclipse:

 • 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

 • Solar Eclipse Time-lapse

 • 2017 Total Solar Eclipse - Third Contact Close-up

 • 2017 Total Solar Eclipse - Totality Only

 • 2017 Total Solar Eclipse - Complete Eclipse

 • 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Preview

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