The chromosphere is the layer of the Earth's atmosphere that is closest to the sun. It's made up of gas and dust particles, and it's very hot.

  • The chromosphere is responsible for the sun's visible light.

Definition of chromosphere


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

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Example Sentences for chromosphere

  • 1

    Above the photosphere lies the chromosphere.

  • 2

    The majority of the photosphere and chromosphere is not plasma.

  • 3

    Moving outward, the next layer is the chromosphere.

  • 4

    The first paragraph refers to a star's chromosphere.

  • 5

    Above this layer is a thin region known as the chromosphere.

  • 6

    The chromosphere is a tricky place, but most of the gas is not ionized.

  • 7

    The chromosphere is more visually transparent than the photosphere.

  • 8

    In the upper part of chromosphere helium becomes partially ionized.

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    The paper opened up the field of stellar chromospheres for research.