geocorona


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ge·o·co·ro·na

 (jē′ō-kə-rō′nə)
n.
The ultraviolet light emanating from the outermost region of the earth's atmosphere, consisting chiefly of sunlight absorbed and then reemitted from hydrogen atoms.

geocorona

(ˌdʒiːəʊkəˈrəʊnə)
n
(Physical Geography) the outer layer of the earth's atmosphere
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It includes the plasmasphere, ring currents, and the geocorona effect, which is a glow that results when hydrogen atoms absorb ultraviolet light from the Sun and reemit the light (at 121.
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