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Chromosphere

By astronimate / last year

From the Greek word, “chroma,” meaning “color.” The chromosphere is the outermost layer of the Sun’s exterior, or atmosphere. As hot, energized hydrogen is emitted from the Sun’s interior, it gives off a red hue. Due to its faint appearance against bright backgrounds, the chromosphere is typically only observed during an eclipse.

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