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pho·to·sphere

 (fō′tə-sfîr′)
n.
The directly visible outer layer or atmosphere of a star, especially of the sun.

pho′to·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′ĭk) adj.

photosphere

(ˈfəʊtəʊˌsfɪə)
n
(Astronomy) the visible surface of the sun, several hundred kilometres thick
photospheric adj

pho•to•sphere

(ˈfoʊ təˌsfɪər)

n.
a sphere of light or radiance.
[1655–65]
pho`to•spher′ic (-ˈsfɛr ɪk) adj.

pho·to·sphere

(fō′tə-sfîr′)
The thin, outer layer that forms the visible surface of a star, especially the sun.

photosphere

The visible outer layer of a star, especially of the Sun.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.photosphere - the intensely luminous surface of a star (especially the sun)
surface - the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
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"
Translations
fotosfære
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With increased elevation above the photoshere, the coronal metallic hydrogen, which acts to channel electrons back onto the solar surface, can be viewed as becoming increasingly electron starved.
Picturesque sunspot AR 12146 displays long, thin flux tubes within the penumbra while hundreds of granules dot the surrounding photoshere.