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CHROMOSPHERE (from Gr. xpwµa, colour,...

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 298 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHROMOSPHERE (from Gr. xpwµa, colour, and vqSaipa, a sphere), in astronomy, the red-coloured envelope of the sun, outside of the photosphere. It can be seen with the eye at the beginning or ending of a total eclipse of the sun, and with a suitable spectroscope at any time under favourable conditions. (See SUN andEc1UPsE.)
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