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Even when 99 percent of the sun's surface (the photosphere) is obscured during the partial phases of a solar eclipse, the remaining crescent Sun is still intense enough to cause a retinal burn.
If skies are clear, observers will be able to see the sun’s halo-like corona, which is usually obscured by the brightness of the photosphere.
But just a few hundred miles above the photosphere, in the star's corona, the temperature suddenly jumps to several million degrees.
The visible surface of the sun, the photosphere, has a temperature of about 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
The photosphere has a temperature of between 4,500 and 6,000 degrees Kelvin, while the corona's temperatures are more like 1,000,000 or 2,000,000 K and can blaze as hot as 20,000,000 K in the right conditions.
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