Definition of Chromosphere

1. Noun. A gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun.

Generic synonyms: Layer
Group relationships: Sun

Definition of Chromosphere

1. n. An atmosphere of rare matter, composed principally of incandescent hydrogen gas, surrounding the sun and enveloping the photosphere. Portions of the chromosphere are here and there thrown up into enormous tongues of flame.

Definition of Chromosphere

1. Noun. (star) The faint pink extension of a star's atmospheric envelope between the corona and the photosphere ¹

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Definition of Chromosphere

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromosphere

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chromosome painting
chromosome pairing
chromosome puffs
chromosome rosette
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chromosome satellite
chromosome segregation
chromosome synapsis
chromosome translocation
chromosome walking
chromosomes in multiple miscarriages
chromosonal disorder
chromosphere (current term)
chromotrope 2R

Literary usage of Chromosphere

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1873)
"On a new Method of viewing the chromosphere. January 9, 1873. WILLIAM SHARPEY, MD, Vice-President, iu the Chair. The following communications were read ..."

2. The Sun by Charles Augustus Young (1895)
"THE chromosphere AND THE PROMINENCES. Early Observations of chromosphere and Prominences ... Arrangement of Spectroscope for Observations upon chromosphere. ..."

3. Spectrum Analysis in Its Application to Terrestrial Substances, and the by Heinrich Schellen, Jane Lassell, Caroline Lassell (1885)
"The Spectrum of the Sun-s Disc (below) and that of the chromosphere ... Besides these bright lines in the spectra of the prominences and the chromosphere, ..."

4. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"The chromosphere. — As has been stated, the chromosphere is a gaseous ... The spectrum of the chromosphere consists of many lines, some of which arc ..."

5. The Sun: Ruler, Fire, Light, and Life of the Planetary System by Richard Anthony Proctor (1871)
"That the substance producing the coloured light of the chromosphere is gaseous admits indeed of HO question; but so also the prominences are gaseous. ..."

6. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1870)
"Where the illuminating areas of the photosphere and chromosphere are equal, which is possible where the chromosphere is unusually low, we ought to obtain a ..."

7. Contributions to Solar Physics: I. A Popular Account of Inquiries Into the by J. Norman. Lockyer (1874)
"NOTE E. STRUCTURE, HEIGHT, AND COMPOSITION OF THE chromosphere.1 I add a note, and drawings of the edge of the chromosphere, entered in my Observatory-book ..."

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