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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
Williamson struck seven boundaries but these were the bright points in a day when defense came first.
And the 27-year-old called on his teammates not to be too downbeat, despite their 3-1 defeat - highlighting the bright points of an otherwise disappointing afternoon of action in Paisley.
There were some bright points. Goalkeeper Kang had a good tournament, Han Seung-gyu impressed in midfield, reading the game well and providing some authority, and Lee Keun-ho was lively in attack.
In the image above, the left inset is from Hubble data and shows two bright points in the middle of the galaxy.
A lot of inhomogeneously distributed breakdown defects of different forms can be seen as bright points. It should be mentioned that large enough areas are free from breakdown defects.
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.