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Term: Chromosphere

The relatively thin layer of the solar atmosphere located above the sun's surface. The temperature in the chromosphere rises from 6000 K to about 20,000 K, making it hotter than the photosphere but not as hot as the higher atmosphere, the corona.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan