bright points

bright points

[′brīt ‚pȯins]
(astronomy)
Relatively small regions on the sun, distributed uniformly over the solar disk, from which there is increased x-ray and ultraviolet emission, having lifetimes on the order of 8 hours.
References in classic literature ?
Thus at the North have I chased Leviathan round and round the Pole with the revolutions of the bright points that first defined him to me.
As yet the knights held their long lances upright, their bright points glancing to the sun, and the streamers with which they were decorated fluttering over the plumage of the helmets.
For the time being all bright points in his life were blotted out; all prominences leveled.
The stars looked like bright points on the black sky.
In the image above, the left inset is from Hubble data and shows two bright points in the middle of the galaxy.
DEFENDERS Chris Smalling has been one of few bright points for Manchester United this term and is certain to start against Russia.
The Munster and Ireland flanker has been an instant hit in green, one of the bright points of a dismal Six Nations campaign so far.
Maintenance points aclairages bright points fixed on towers at a height of 15 to 30 meters.
It's up to us to find other areas, other outlets when that happens and there were some bright points but we didn't manage to create the golden chances to get us goals.
Williams was perhaps one of the only bright points, collecting his own kick through to finish superbly.
Miya Legaspi, Bernice Ilas, Wei Wei Gao, Yuka Saso and Harmie Constantino provided the other bright points to an otherwise slow start by the Philippine delegation which saw its main guy, Rupert Zaragosa, falling with a loud thud at the tough Torrey Pines south course where he shot a six-over-par 78.
New research that uses data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, to track bright points in the solar atmosphere and magnetic signatures on the sun's surface offers a way to probe the star's depths faster than ever before.