# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





1 article for "Chromosphere"

Chromosphere [Astro*Index]

A bright scarlet ring of light around the Sun seen only during total eclipses extending from the photosphere to a height of 2000 km. Its temperature ranges from 4500°K at the bottom to 1,000,000°K at the top, where it merges with the outermost layer, the corona.

See also:
♦ Eclipse ♦ Photosphere ♦ Corona


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