photosphere


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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
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References in classic literature ?
Her hopes mingled with the sunshine in an ideal photosphere which surrounded her as she bounded along against the soft south wind.
These short-lived Alfven pulses have been found to be generated by prevalent photospheric plasma swirls about the size of the British Isles, which are suggested to have a population of at least 150,000 in the solar photosphere at any moment of time.
Outside of an eclipse, the solar corona is made invisible by the extremely bright light coming directly from the sun's visible surface - the photosphere.
A strong magnetic field permeates the Sun's visible surface (photosphere), and dictates the structure of the atmosphere.
The 3D configurator uses CAD data taken directly from Genesis product development and detailed textures and mapping, to create a 360-degree photosphere of a city landscape.
His preferred theory starts with roiling, turbulent motion that occurs in the photosphere -- the gaseous layer that we perceive as the yellow "surface" of the sun.
The sunlight that we see helps us learn about our star's photosphere, which is heated up to 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, while the X-rays observations will go deeper, far beyond the observable point.
The lower corona, the region within 1 to 3 solar radii of the photosphere, is the birthplace of space weather, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and particle eruptions, all of which have a direct impact on our technology and our ability to work and live in space.
The underwater footage was shot near Nassau in the Bahamas using the Williamson Photosphere, created by John Ernest Williamson, based on his fathers invention.
Just as Earth's atmosphere contains layers such as the troposphere and stratosphere, the solar atmosphere is made up of four distinct layers: the photosphere, chromosphere, transition region, and corona.
It has also been exhibited at Delhi's Jor Bagh metro station (Habitat Photosphere, 2015-16).
The present study is an investigation of stellar physics based on characteristics such as mass, luminosity, radius, and photosphere temperature.