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infoserver commented on the word saber bead
(collective) "The shimmering, disconnected illuminations of Saber's beads highlighted our thin Moon's limb."
(phase) "The broken and scintillating arc of Saber's beads
conjured imagery of the moments before a total solar eclipse."
December 14, 2010
also see: Saber's beads
Lunar phenomenon seen on extremely young and old crescents as bright areas of illumination along the segmented limb. The striking resemblance to 2nd and 3rd contacts during a total solar eclipse was first noted by American astronomer Stephen Saber.
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