As the Moon sweeps across the Sun during a solar eclipse, its craggy, uneven topography allows beads of sunlight to burst through in some places, and not in others. When one bead shines through, it is often compared to a diamond ring. Diamond Ring Effect captured by AllTrails Adventurer, @dhavalilama, at 10:18 AM PST in Salem, Oregon. ⠀
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"I love summer, but I miss the desert. What you can't see in this photo: 25 degree weather (brrr), Zion big wall backdrops, hundreds of tourists who never venture off the road 450 vertical feet below, blood all over my pants and rope from wiping off my bloody hands while climbing so I wouldn't slip, groveling up majestic sandstone routes, triple rack of cams, dirty expletives to balance the big smile, and getting lost in the snow on the hike out in the dark (and then hitch hiking back to the car through the National Park). God, I miss the desert"