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Sun surface features

(features on the Sun's surface)

Terms for features and activity on the Sun's surface and some of their interrelations. Note that the Sun's surface features and activity are complex and our understanding is still limited and this outline is incomplete and simplified.

Within the photosphere:

Within the chromosphere:

Within the corona:

Beyond:

Solar activity:


(Sun)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun#Atmosphere
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_corona
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronal_loop

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