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Atmospheric Optics and Phenomena

Words by David Malin: TWAN-style photography not only reveals the beauty of the night illuminated by the stars and the moon, but also the glowing colors of the air itself. At their brightest they are seen as the aurorae (featured in a separate gallery). At their faintest, green and red ripples and waves occur, 100 km high, at the top of atmosphere. Although they are invisible to the eye, they have been known for many years, but they can only imaged in color with modern digital cameras. At much lower altitudes, ice crystals, water droplets and even pollen grains produce their own spectacular effects, hinting at the wide variety way the atmosphere creates light and interacts with it. Shortlink: twanight.org/atmospheric

 

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Pele in the Distance


by:
Babak A. Tafreshi
Region: Australia and Pacific
Site: Haleakala National Park - USA

Date: Aug 2015

New Photo

Shadow of the Earth and Belt of Venus


by:
Miguel Claro
Region: Europe
Site: Alqueva - Portugal

Date: April 2017

New Photo

Altiplano Nightscape


by:
Stephane Guisard
Region: Americas
Site: Atacama Desert - Chile

Date: 2016

Red Sprites and Milky Way


by:
Stephane Vetter
Region: Europe
Site: Alsace - France

Date: July 2016

Guided Photo

Sundog


by:
Tamas Ladanyi
Region: Europe
Site: Veszprem - Hungary

Date: 2016 Oct 26

Surprising Cloud Above Stargazers


by:
Dennis Mammana
Region: Americas
Site: Anza-Borrego Desert - USA

Date: November 2015

Rorbu Moonrise


by:
Alex Conu
Region: Europe
Site: Lofoten Islands - Norway

Date: 2016 Sep 17

Supermoonbow


by:
Alex Conu
Region: Europe
Site: Lofoten Islands - Norway

Date: November 2016

A Mesospheric Bore


Represented by:
Jeff Dai
Region: Asia
Site: Sichuan - China

Date: 2016 Nov 24

Guided Photo

Ripples Through a Dark Sky


by:
P-M Heden
Region: Europe
Site: Färnebofjärden National Park - Sweden

Date: July 2016

Starry Night of Gokyo


by:
Jeff Dai
Region: Asia
Site: Sagarmatha National Park - Nepal

Date: 2015 December 7

Sweden Polar Twilight


by:
P-M Heden
Region: Europe
Site: Hedesunda - Sweden

Date: 2016 July 10

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