Online Encyclopedia

FACULA (diminutive of fax, Lat. for "...

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 122 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: it!
FACULA (diminutive of fax, Lat. for " torch "), in astronomy, a minute shining spot on the sun's disk, markedly brighter than the photosphere in general, usually appearing in groups. Faculae are most frequent in the neighbourhood of spots. (See SUN.)
End of Article: FACULA (diminutive of fax, Lat. for " torch ")
FACULTY (through the French, from the Lat. facultas...

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.