Definition of Facula

1. Noun. A bright spot on a planet.

Generic synonyms: Dapple, Fleck, Maculation, Patch, Speckle, Spot



2. Noun. A large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots.
Generic synonyms: Dapple, Fleck, Maculation, Patch, Speckle, Spot

Definition of Facula

1. Noun. (astronomy) A bright spot or patch between sunspots ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Facula

1. an unusually bright spot on the sun's surface [n -LAE] : FACULAR [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Facula

factual
factualism
factualisms
factualist
factualists
factualities
factuality
factually
factualness
factualnesses
factum
factums
facture
factures
facty
facula (current term)
faculae
facular
facultative
facultative aerobe
facultative anaerobe
facultative biped
facultative bipeds
facultative heterochromatin
facultative hyperopia
facultative parasite
facultative ponds
facultative quadruped
facultative quadrupeds
facultative species

Literary usage of Facula

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1. Contributions to Solar Physics: I. A Popular Account of Inquiries Into the by J. Norman. Lockyer (1874)
"Although near the facula? are commonly found large protuberances, ... The protuberances and the jets lie near the facula:, but constitute a phenomenon ..."

2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1895)
"The following table will serve to show the degree of probability we have for asserting that facula; in general drift with the spots. ..."

3. The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings Manual by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1882)
"I have seen narrow branches of facula;, which, after having fallen to great depths in the umbra, floated across it and disappeared under the photosphere on ..."

4. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1885)
"On one occasion M. Trouvelot says that it was possible, owing to the position of the spot and the height of the facula above it, to look under the facula ..."

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