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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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Moonbow above Moais


by:
Stephane Guisard
Region: Australia and Pacific
Site: Easter Island - Chile

Date: September 2009

Mars and a Colorful Lunar Fog Bow


by:
Wally Pacholka
Region: Australia and Pacific
Site: Haleakala National Park - USA

Date: January 2010

Lunar Rainbow and Unknown Event


by:
Wally Pacholka
Region: Australia and Pacific
Site: Haleakala National Park - USA

Date: January 2010

Moon Halo over Veszprem Castle


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

Date: 2012 February 2

Guided Photo

Moon and the Fog Bow


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

Date: 2010 August 31

Waterfall Moonbow


by:
Yuichi Takasaka
Region: Americas
Site: Yoho National Park - Canada

Date: August 2010

Listening to the Cosmos


by:
Serge Brunier
Region: Americas
Site: Arecibo - Puerto Rico

Lunar halo over De Soto


by:
Doug Zubenel
Region: Americas
Site: Kansas - USA

Date: 2002 January 23

Mount Palomar Halo


by:
Doug Zubenel
Region: Americas
Site: Mount Palomar - USA

Date: 1995

Solar Halo and Contrail Shadow


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

The Glory


by:
Nik Szymanek
Region: Europe
Site: La Palma - Spain

Mist and Corona


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

Date: September 2008

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