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2016 Eclipse

As the moon slowly covers the face of the sun on the morning of March 9, 2016, in Indonesia, a team of NASA scientists will be anxiously awaiting the start of totality – because at that moment, their countdown clock begins. They plan to take 59 several-second exposures of the sun in just over three minutes, capturing data on the innermost parts of the sun’s volatile, superhot atmosphere – a region we can only observe during total solar eclipses when the sun’s overwhelmingly bright face is completely blocked by the moon.

In partnership with Exploratorium, NASA TV will be showing a live stream of the eclipse on March 8, 2016, from 8-10 pm ET.


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Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer
Sarah Frazier (ADNET SYSTEMS): Writer
Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Eric R. Christian (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Nelson Reginald (Catholic University of America): Scientist
Sarah Jaeggli (USRA): Scientist
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version