Many features of the Sun only beconme apparent during total eclipses, when the Moon blocks the dazzling birght star from our view. This image depicts the Sun’s atmosphere as a diffuse white haze, and further in the Sun’s atmosphere appeares in the red light of hyrdrogen. The photographer has captrued the moment when a tiny part of the Sun’s dics shines out between the mountains on the edge of the Moon’s disc, creating an effect known as the ‘ diamond ring’.