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PHOTOSPHERE [1 record]

Record 1 2004-01-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • The Sun (Astronomy)
DEF

The intensely bright portion of the sun visible to the unaided eye ...

CONT

photosphere ... it is a shell a few hundred miles in thickness marking the boundary between the dense interior gases of the sun and the more diffuse cooler gases in the outer portions of the sun.

CONT

The portion of the sun that we see in the sky, its visible surface, is called the "photosphere" (sphere of light) ... The photosphere is visible because it is the sun's outermost region, where the pressure is great enough and the temperature high enough to emit a continuous spectrum.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Soleil (Astronomie)
DEF

[...] couche de l'atmosphère solaire d'où provient la quasi-totalité du rayonnement dans le visible.

CONT

Soleil. [...] Sa couche lumineuse, dont la température apparente est voisine de 6 000 K, et d'où provient la quasi totalité de la lumière solaire, est la photosphère parsemée de taches mobiles et entourée d'une atmosphère moins brillante, la chromosphère.

OBS

Sa surface apparente constitue le disque solaire.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Sol (Astronomía)
DEF

Capa solar donde se origina casi toda la radiación electromagnética presente en la luz blanca.

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