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What is the chromosphere composed of?

The chromosphere is mainly made of hydrogen and helium plasma, which is ionized to produce red visible light, as seen during an eclipse.

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Likewise, can chromosphere be seen?

The chromosphere sits just above the photosphere and below the solar transition region. This makes the chromosphere normally invisible and it can be seen only during a total eclipse, where its reddish color is revealed.

Furthermore, where is the chromosphere? Chromosphere. The chromosphere is the second most outer layer of the Sun. Several thousand kilometres thick, it resides above the photosphere and beneath the corona. Due to its low density, it is relatively transparent, resulting in the photosphere being regarded as the visual surface of the Sun.

Also to know is, what are the 3 layers of the sun?

The main part of the Sun has three layers: the core, the radiative zone, and the convection zone. The Sun's atmosphere also has three layers: the photosphere, the chromosphere, and the corona.

What occurs in the chromosphere?

The chromosphere is an irregular layer above the photosphere where the temperature rises from 6000°C to about 20,000°C. At these higher temperatures hydrogen emits light that gives off a reddish color (H-alpha emission). The chromosphere is the site of activity as well.

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