chromosphere


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chro·mo·sphere

 (krō′mə-sfîr′)
n.
1. An incandescent, transparent layer of gas, primarily hydrogen, several thousand miles in depth, lying above and surrounding the photosphere of a star, such as the sun, but distinctly separate from the corona.
2. A gaseous layer similar to a chromosphere around a star.

chro′mo·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) adj.

chromosphere

(ˈkrəʊməˌsfɪə)
n
(Astronomy) a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere extending from the photosphere to the corona and visible during a total eclipse of the sun
chromospheric adj

chro•mo•sphere

(ˈkroʊ məˌsfɪər)

n.
1. a gaseous envelope surrounding the sun from which hydrogen and other gases erupt.
2. a gaseous envelope surrounding a star.
[1865–70]
chro`mo•spher′ic (-ˈsfɛr ɪk, -ˈsfɪər-) adj.

chro·mo·sphere

(krō′mə-sfîr′)
A glowing, transparent layer of gas surrounding the photosphere of a star, especially the sun. The sun's chromosphere is several thousand miles thick and is composed mainly of hydrogen.

chromosphere

A layer of gas that lies above the photosphere of a star, such as the Sun.
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Noun1.chromosphere - a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun
layer - a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
Sun - the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system; "the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system"; "the Earth revolves around the Sun"
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This is because, within this model, the chromosphere and corona exist as tremendous vacuums, essentially devoid of material and with inferred densities of less than [10.
These twisting magnetic loops have been much studied in the Sun's corona, or outer layer, but these are the first high-resolution images of their origination in the chromosphere below it.
We will center our attention on the flare chromosphere, from which most of the radiation originates.
These tornadoes move at speeds as fast as 12 miles per second and are scattered throughout the chromosphere, or the layer of the sun in the interface region just above the surface.
IRIS peers into a layer of the sun's lower atmosphere just above the surface, called the chromosphere, with unprecedented resolution.
Totality was short but this meant that the apparent diameter of the Moon would be only slightly larger than that of the Sun, so we should see impressive Baily's Beads, prominences and chromosphere.
During totality, the chromosphere and corona come into view, and the Sun can be viewed without filters.
The themes covered are the role of the solar interior in determining solar minimum characteristics, manifestations of the unusual solar minumum in the photosphere and chromosphere, the time-variable corona and the current solar minimum, how the solar wind transmits the unique properties of solar minimum out to the heliosphere, and solar cycle history and prediction.
The Sun's thin, pinkish inner atmosphere, or chromosphere, is visible only during a total solar eclipse.
On the photosphere and within the lower chromosphere of the Sun the energy of the plasma motion dominates the magnetic energy and therefore the field is swept passively along with the plasma.
29 ( ANI ): Solar observatory Sunrise, which was carried aloft by a NASA scientific balloon in early June 2013, has provided unique insights into a layer on the sun called the chromosphere.
jets of gas up 10,000 kilometers tall and 1000 kilometers across, rise like fiery spikes into the chromosphere around the edges of --, which are large, organized convection cells.