photosphere

noun pho·to·sphere \ ˈfō-tə-ˌsfir \

Definition of photosphere

1 : a sphere of light or radiance
2 : the luminous surface layer of the sun or a star

photospheric

play \ˌfō-tə-ˈsfir-ik, -ˈsfer-\ adjective

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