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What is the photosphere of the sun?

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The surface of the sun, roughly, is what we mean when we are actually talking about the photosphere.

The point where the sun appears to become completely opaque is what is known the photosphere - in other words it is the 'surface' from which the light is emitted.

The important point to note is that it is not a real layer but a convenient point to draw a distinction.

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