chromosphere [kroh-muh-sfeer] ExamplesWord Origin noun Astronomy.
- a scarlet, gaseous envelope surrounding the sun outside the photosphere, from which enormous quantities of hydrogen and other gases are erupted.
- a gaseous envelope surrounding a star.
Origin of chromosphere First recorded in 1865–70;+ Related formschro·mo·spher·ic [kroh-muh-sfer-ik, -sfeer-] /ˌkroʊ məˈsfɛr ɪk, -ˈsfɪər-/, adjective Examples from the Web for chromosphere Historical Examples of chromosphere
The outer surface of the chromosphere is not by any means even.
Cecil G. Dolmage
Their light shines through the chromosphere and the spots are ruptures in this envelope.
Beneath the chromosphere is the layer of the sun from which emanates the light by which we see it, called the photosphere.
He argues that it is formed within the mass of cooled hydrogen drawn from the chromosphere into the vortex of the cyclone.
The greater the solar activity the more is the chromosphere charged with the vapors of the lower strata of the sun’s atmosphere.
Isabel Martin Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for chromosphere chromosphere noun
- a gaseous layer of the sun’s atmosphere extending from the photosphere to the corona and visible during a total eclipse of the sun
Derived Formschromospheric (ˌkrəʊməˈsfɛrɪk), adjective Word Origin and History for chromosphere n.
1868, coined by English astronomer Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer (1836-1920), from chromo-, from Greek khroma “color” (see) + . So called for its redness.
chromosphere in Science chromosphere [krō′mə-sfîr′]
- A glowing, transparent layer of gas surrounding the photosphere of a star. The Sun’s chromosphere is several thousand kilometers thick, is composed mainly of hydrogen at temperatures of 6,000° to 20,000°K, and gives off reddish light.