Faculae

• (n. pl.) Groups of small shining spots on the surface of the sun which are brighter than the other parts of the photosphere. They are generally seen in the neighborhood of the dark spots, and are supposed to be elevated portions of the photosphere.
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faculae

A bright region of the photosphere seen in white light, seldom visible except near the solar limb .
Found on http://www.solarviews.com/eng/terms.htm

Faculae

Bright patches seen of the photosphere during solar observation.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20448

Faculae

Bright patches that are visible on the Sun's surface, or photosphere.
Found on http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-glossary.html

Faculae

Bright spots or ?torches? near the edge of the Sun.
Found on http://jot101.com/2015/05/a-z-of-science-fiction-words/

faculae

faculae: see photosphere.
Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0913276.html
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