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Transit Region

  • 10,000 K - nearly a million degrees
  • Where the temperature rises rapidly
  • Several important (but unrelated) transitions in the physics of the Sun's atmosphere occur here
    • Shaping of features
      • Below
        • Gravity shape features
      • Above
        • Dynamic forces shape features
    • Ionization
      • Below
      • Above
        • Helium becomes fully ionized

Sun Atmosphere Astronomy

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