Map cut from Fred Espanak's original map. Courtesy Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
T - 2 seconds: Diamond ring!
T + 0 seconds: Second contact
T + 4 seconds: Corona!
T + 35 seconds: Corona through thicker clouds.
T + 75 seconds: Corona through even thicker clouds. Advantage: Prominences
T + 132 seconds: Third contact. The daylight returns suddenly within
a second or so.
Composite image showing both the corona and the prominences. The
image has been created by stacking several corona images with different
levels of cloud cover during totality.
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