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Term: chromosphere

The layer of the solar atmosphere above the photosphere and beneath the transition region and the corona. The chromosphere is the source of the strongest lines in the solar spectrum, including the Balmer alpha line of hydrogen and the H and K lines of calcium, and is the source of the red color often seen around the rim of the moon at total solar eclipses.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan