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flash spectrum

noun Astronomy.
  1. the emission spectrum of the chromosphere of the sun, which dominates the solar spectrum in the seconds just before and after a total solar eclipse.
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Origin of flash spectrum

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples of flash spectrum

  • Near the central line it is little more than a flash, thus giving rise to the term “flash-spectrum.”

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10