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Annular eclipse: when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon.

 

Faċċi-di-kropi

Also called Għajnejn il-mogħża: Sun light cut obliquely by strips of cloud creating the impression of an eye pupil.

Source: Italian

Għajnejn il-mogħża

Also called Faċċi-di-kropi: Sun light cut obliquely by strips of cloud creating the impression of an eye pupil.

Source: Italian

Kromosfera

chromosphere (literally, “sphere of color”): the second of the three main layers in the Sun’s atmosphere and is roughly 3,000 to 5,000 kilometers deep. The chromosphere’s rosy red color is only apparent during eclipses. The chromosphere sits just above the photosphere and below the solar transition region. The layer of the chromosphere atop the photosphere is homogeneous. A forest of hairy-appearing spicules rise from the homogeneous layer, some of which extend 10,000 km into the corona above.