solar flare

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see chromospherechromosphere
[Gr.,=color sphere], layer of rarefied, transparent gases in the solar atmosphere; it measures 6,000 mi (9,700 km) in thickness and lies between the photosphere (the sun's visible surface) and the corona (its outer atmosphere).
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solar flare

[′sō·lər ′fler]
(astrophysics)
An abrupt increase in the intensity of the H-α and other emission near a sunspot region; the brightness may be many times that of the associated plage.
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