How Hot Is It Right Now?

June 1, 2023

In this article, we’ll talk about the difference between heat and temperature, and also why the latter can sometimes surprise us. You’ll learn the simplest way to calculate temperature by subtracting the final temperature from the starting temperature—but you’ll also discover that, in some cases, temperatures aren’t always positive. This month, Rosette will be joined by violist Danielle Wiebe Burke and cellist Peter Greydanus to perform TJ Cole’s Playtime: 10 Miniatures for String Sextet as part of our So Hot Right Now concert series for June. Buy your tickets today! All proceeds go towards the series.

The chromosphere is the outer layer of the sun’s atmosphere that extends thousands of miles above its visible "surface" (photosphere). Temperatures in the chromosphere are much higher than in the photosphere, but not nearly as high as the core.


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