Vanderbilt astronomer says the Solar Corona is the most exciting part of a total solar eclipse

The Sun’s corona is the outer atmosphere of the sun.

A total solar eclipse is the only time the suns’s corona, all the way to the surface of the sun is visible.

Vanderbilt astronomer Susan Stewart says a total solar eclipse gives scientists the ability to study the structure of the sun.

Follow Vanderbilt on Twitter:, on Instagram: and on Facebook:

See all Vanderbilt social media at