Transcripts of NASA_PODCAST_12147_2016

Male Voice: There it is! Here it comes! There is a diamond ring again! Sarah: During a solar eclipse, the moon is so big and far away, it has a very sharp edge, so it blocks out the sunlight from the disc of the sun very, very precisely It allows the very faint light from the corona down to Earth, so we can see it. Nat: You can connect what is going on in a space coronagraph to what is going on very close to the sun. That means you can see the birth place of mass ejections with the eclipse. On the other hand with a coronagraph you can see it only after it has left the, you know, early part of the corona. Sarah: This eclipse coming up is a little shorter. Everyone is getting their instruments ready for 2017 can sort of test them out. Nelson: And if you can design an experiment that you can do it within that 3 minutes, that's the best thing. Eric: Anybody can get involved. You can watch the webcast. We will describing what we are seeing and a lot of setup, and have telescopes that actually show, even though we are going to be in the Pacific. Also, you know, as you learn about this, getting ready for the 2017 eclipse. This is really a prelude for what's going to be a phenomenal 2017 eclipse. Cheering Tone Beeping