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The total solar eclipse of July A total solar eclipse is the occultation of the Sun by the Moon In this image a few pinkish flares may be seen in the bright corona top bottom and centre right of disc The bright patch of light toward lower right is a small part of the solar disc visible at the edge of the Moon This effect is known as the Diamond Ring This eclipse was visible in Hawaii and Baja California in Mexico Maximum duration of totality was minutes seconds In many locations the view of the eclipse was spoilt by cloud cover

Total Solar Eclipse, 11 July 1991-Dr. Fred Espenak-Framed Photographic Print