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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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Astronomers Home


by:
Yuri Beletsky
Region: Americas
Site: Las Campanas - Chile

Extreme Airglow


by:
Yuri Beletsky
Region: Americas
Country: Chile

Sky Color Defines by Airglow


by:
Yuri Beletsky
Region: Americas
Country: Chile

The Dancing Ghost


by:
Luc Perrot
Region: Indian Ocean
Site: Reunion Island - France

Date: 2012

Video Clip

Halo from Atacama


by:
Yuri Beletsky
Region: Americas
Site: Las Campanas - Chile

Date: 2016 May 13

Clouds, Airglow, and Stars


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

Date: 2015 Nov 17

Lenticular Wonder


by:
Ben Canales
Region: Americas
Site: Oregon - USA

Pillars of Stars and Colors


by:
Yuri Beletsky
Region: Americas
Site: Atacama Desert - Chile

Milky Way Arc and Red Airglow


by:
Yuri Beletsky
Region: Americas
Site: Las Campanas - Chile

Moon Halo in a Cloudy Night


by:
Yuri Beletsky
Region: Americas
Site: Las Campanas - Chile

Date: 2015 June 27

Airglow Sky


by:
Yuri Beletsky
Region: Americas
Site: Las Campanas - Chile

Date: 2015 June 7

Rainbow Airglow over the Azores


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

Date: 2015 November 17

Guided Photo

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