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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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Mysterious Clouds of Summer Nights


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

NLC Reflections


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

Green Fields and Blue Sky


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

Date: August 2008

The Night Shining Clouds


by:
Pekka Parviainen
Region: Europe
Country: Finland

Date: August 2007

Strange Clouds above Turku


by:
Pekka Parviainen
Region: Europe
Site: Turku - Finland

Date: August 2007

At the Edge of Space


by:
P-M Heden
Region: Europe
Site: Koster Islands - Sweden

Date: July 2008

NLC Surprise


by:
Tunc Tezel
Region: Middle East
Site: Bolu - Turkey

Date: 2008 July 13

The Noctilucent Clouds


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

Date: July 2011

Nightshining Clouds (NLCs)


by:
P-M Heden
Region: Europe
Country: Sweden

Date: Summer 2012

Video Clip

Kodachrome Milky Way


by:
Wally Pacholka
Region: Americas
Site: Kodachrome Basin - USA

Date: June 2013

Airglow and Aurora Australis


by:
Alex Cherney
Region: Australia and Pacific
Site: Victoria - Australia

Date: October 2012

Video Clip

Sky Turns Red and Green by Airglow


by:
Alex Cherney
Region: Australia and Pacific
Site: Victoria - Australia

Date: May 2012

Video Clip

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