A phenomenon which characterizes the total solar eclipses. As the moon passes by the Sun during a solar eclipse, beads of sunlight appear in some places.

BAILY'S BEADS: "Baily's beads phenomenon is named after Francis Baily who explained the phenomenon in 1836. "

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