Main Question or Discussion Point
Ok, I'm a bit confused with the spectrum of the Sun. Is the spectrum of the Sun continuous or absorption? Better yet, is it both? Or am I totally confusing myself? I understand that the source itself is continuous but it is partially absorbed (wrong phrasing?) as it passes through the outer layers of the Sun, which should give us an absorption spectrum, right? But looking over many sources, even ones here, many people say that it is continuous. Why is that? If it is continuous, then how do we get the Fraunhofer lines? Or if it really is just continuous, then why do other sources say that the Sun's spectrum shows an absorption spectrum?