A reddish gaseous layer immediately above the photosphere of the sun or another star. Together with the corona, it constitutes the star’s outer atmosphere.
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- Prominences, flares, plages, and other features of the solar chromosphere can be observed in hydrogen light.
- Solar flares appear as sudden, intense flashes in the chromosphere of the Sun.
- For decades astronomers labored to get good photographs of the chromosphere, and in particular its spectrum.
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- As the Sun went dark the corona became visible to all, although not much of a chromospheric display was seen, with only one notable prominence, perhaps two close by each other.
- Thus, detection of this resonance will provide an important new constraint on chromospheric models.
- This expansion of chromospheric plasma up into the corona during a flare is generally called chromospheric evaporation.
Pronunciation: /ˌkrōməˈsfi(ə)rik, -ˈsferik/adjective
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